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Huckleberries in the News – Week Ending July 17, 2010

The Friday Friends: Gone and Back again part 2 By Debbie Huckleberries are small round berries, with a similar appearance to blueberries, though their color may range instead from deep crimson to eggplant purple. They do have a taste similar to blueberries, but many say when they are fully … Pocono berries already abundant Pocono […]

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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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Excepts from Dr. Barney’s Research Reports — 2004

May 4, 2004 The conferences have generated more than enough interest and there is no shortage of volunteers to work as cooperating growers. Most I believe will obtain sufficient information from newsletters, websites, and annual conferences to manage their plots. I plan to select perhaps 20 growers and forest land managers in the region to […]

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“Wild Huckleberry Nearly Tamed” (article from 2005)

Following is an older post from 2005, but still has some interesting information: Wild huckleberry nearly tamed Not everyone thrilled about efforts to domesticate Idaho state fruit Betsy Z. Russell Idaho Spokesman-Review July 7, 2005 After a century without success, researchers say they are now within three to five years of domesticating the wild huckleberry […]

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Growing Western Huckleberries

Dr. Dan Barney, in conjuction with the University of Idaho Cooperativwe Extension Service, has written a booklet on growing huckleberries. In Growing Western Huckleberries author Danny L. Barney, horiculturist and superintendent of the University of Idaho Sandpoint Reseach & Extension Center, shares the wisdom he has assumulated in 12 years at the forefornt of work […]

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Capital Press Says: Huckleberries May Be the Next Hot Berry

Article in the Capital Press, Wednesday April 29 Huckleberries may be next hot berry Research centers on taming wild berries so they’re easier to cultivate Matthew Weaver Capital Press New and improved huckleberry varieties will go to cooperating growers, researchers and nurseries next spring. “We have the plants out in our nursery. They need another […]

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