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Dr Barney Interview, Part Two

Continuation of the interview with Dr Danny Barney on the western huckleberry: 5.  Why did you choose to pursue domesticating the huckleberry and why did you stop? Dr Barney:  Being a native of Idaho, I grew up picking huckleberries in late summer and autumn, as did my father, grandfather, and their grandfathers. The fruit is […]

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Dr Barney Interview on the Western Huckleberry

Recently, Dr. Danny L Barney was interviewed by Jenna Pittaway, journalism student at the University of Southern California, who is researching the huckleberry for a possible documentary. Here are his responses to questions relating to western huckleberries: 1.  What does it mean to be domesticated and why is the huckleberry considered undomesticated? Dr Barney: Western […]

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Huckleberries in the News – Week Ending December 4, 2010

Central Oregon Huckleberry Plants | eHow.com Central Oregon Huckleberry Plants. Huckleberries (Vaccinium) are related to blueberries. … How to Pick More Huckleberries with a Huckleberry Picking Rake … Health Benefits Of Huckleberry,Nutritional Value of Huckleberry … Nutrition Benefits Of Eating Huckleberries. Huckleberry is really a little spherical berry discovered within the North American and European […]

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Huckleberry/Bilberry Improve Vision?

Family Doctor: Jury still out on the vision benefits of bilberry Canton Repository – Canton,OH,USA A: Bilberries, also known as whortleberries, huckleberries or European blueberries, are commonly used in syrups, pies, cobblers and jams. …

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Excerpts from Dan Barney’s Research Reports – Early 2009

January 20, 2009 I’m still here. Officially, I leave on 1 April. When I actually can get into the Sawtooth depends on the snow levels. Between now and April 1, I will also be taking 10 days off for annual leave. It’s either use it or lose it and I can use the time to […]

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Excerpts from Dr. Barney’s Research Reports – 2008

February 14, 2008 (In response to an information request from Europe) I suggest you visit my website at www.ag.uidaho.edu/sandpoint. We have a great deal of information on the different huckleberry and bilberry species, including how to grow them. The names huckleberry, bilberry, whortleberry, and blueberry are interchangeable and it is not unusual for a single […]

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Excerpts from Dr. Barney’s Research Reports – 2007

March 5, 2007 I have been asked by the Forest Service to give a presentation at the Mt. Adams Ranger District on March 12. They are planning a large restoration project in the Sawtooth Berry Fields to enhance huckleberry colonies. The Forest Service has also agreed to let me spend a six month sabbatical in […]

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Excerpts from Dr. Barney’s Research Reports – 2006

July 17, 2006 There is an incredible demand for bilberries worldwide and our area is in a position to take the lead in producing these crops in managed production. …  As part of Cooperative Extension, I also have an obligation to help citizens throughout the country. I have thirteen selections I want to send out […]

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Excepts from Dr. Barney’s Research Reports – 2005

January 5, 2005 My contact with the Wisconsin researcher was less than satisfactory. He is,  apparently, completing some research and plans to publish it on in vitro  propagation of western Vaccinium species. Understandably, he did not want to  share any of his results and declined an invitation to collaborate on joint  projects. For his information, […]

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Huckleberries & Night Vision

Improve Your Night Vision With Bilberry By Wellyn Leu Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) is a shrub found in the mountains of Europe and North America. It is related to the North America’s blueberry and huckleberry. The shrub produces a blue black or purple berry with purple meat from July through September, depending on the elevation. This […]

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