Posts Tagged ‘huckleberries vs. blueberries’

Huckleberries in Oregon

As the seasons whines down in Montana and Idaho, the huckleberry season is going strong in parts Washington and Oregon.

Wild Pacific Northwest: Huckleberries

Wild Pacific Northwest: Huckleberries

Oval-leaved Huckleberry, Vaccinium ovalifolium (photo by Ivan Phillipsen).

Of all the plant species that produce edible berries in the Northwest – and there are quite a few – huckleberries have to be the most celebrated.

The abundant, delicious berries can be found in the Coast Range, Cascade Range, and Olympic Mountains in mid-summer through early autumn (in any given area, the timing of fruit production depends on the species, elevation, and other environmental factors).

As the article continues, the author talks about the history of huckleberries and the Native Americans; how to identify huckleberries; and huckleberry picking tips.

Very interesting and informative!  Also, there is a link to the health benefits of huckleberries.


NOTE:  Unfortunately, this particular article uses blueberry and huckleberry interchangeable.  Both are different berries, but the characteristics are similar.  We always tell folks that huckleberries are blueberries on steriods!!

For more info on the difference between Huckleberries and Blueberries, check this link:  Huckleberries vs. Blueberries

For more information on the Health Benefits of Huckleberry, click here:  Health Benefits 


Huckleberry Buckle Recipe

Blueberries …… or Huckleberries? | learningandyearning

Of course, we always called them huckleberries. To us, a wild berry was a huckleberry, and a cultured berry was a blueberry. Over the years, I’ve realized

Huckleberry Buckle

Beat 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of butter and 2 eggs. Stir in 1 cup of milk, 4 cups of flour, 4 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Gently stir in 4 cups of huckleberries. Spoon into greased and floured 9″ x 13″ pan. For the topping, combine 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/3 cup of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 cup of butter.  Sprinkle over top of batter. Bake for 45 – 50 minutes at 375 degrees.



Huckleberries vs. Blueberries

I always used to get confused when it came to huckleberries vs blueberries. I thought they were the same, just known by different names in different places. But you know what, there are a lot differences between both of them. Though these differences are very minor, there are few people who can tell you which one is the huckleberry and which is the blueberry. After taking help from various sources I have found out some of the differences between blueberries and huckleberries which I am going to share with you in this Buzzle article. So, just read the paragraphs ahead and get some enriching information. …. READ MORE


Huckleberries in the News – Week Ending October 9, 2010

Which tastes better, huckleberries or blueberries? – by Rex
huckleberry. 1 of 1. by Morgan Carlson. Huckleberries are fruit very similar to blueberries but are smaller, have larger seeds, and range in colors from


Huckleberries in the News – Week Ending September 19, 2010

Super blueberries

Frederick News Post
There are three species of blueberries found in our area — the low-bush blueberry, high-bush blueberry and huckleberry. The blueberry bush thrives after

The Best Year for Huckleberry Picking – 1988 (210 gallons in 7 hrs

(Thanks to the International Wild Huckleberry Association for the link.) I asked him about the best year he’s had for huckleberries in the Inland Northwest

How do I Pick Huckleberries in Idaho? |

How do I Pick Huckleberries in Idaho?. The huckleberry plant is a shrub that produces berries very similar to blueberries. Several huckleberry species are

Mediocre huckleberry crop pushes bears near humans

Seattle Times
A cool, wet spring dented much of the huckleberry crop, a main source of food this time of year. As a result, some communities are seeing more bears poking

Elk Lake News – Life at a Western Montana Lodge

By Lady of the Lake
Finding these huckleberries occurred quite by accident. However, I believe pure Providence led us to the most fantastic huckleberry picking I have ever enjoyed. In fact, in less than 5 hours, a friend and I picked about 1 3/4 gallons of

Bears’ thin food supply puts them, us at risk
Biologists said the poor huckleberry crop in some areas could have consequences for As the lumbering beasts roam the forests of the West, huckleberries,

4th Annual Huckleberry Harvest – a set on Flickr

Huckleberry Sunset. Sofi and Kennice by Mark Griffith. Best buds picking huckleberries. Not a one made it into my bowl of berries. See the entire set.


Huckleberries in the News – Week Ending September 4, 2010

Kinsey Barnard’s Photos and Real Life Adventures: Huckleberries

By (Kinsey Barnard)

So when I moved to Montana and heard people extolling the virtues of wild huckleberries the subject got a big yawn from me. When I found out how tiny the little dickens are and how long it takes to get an edible portion I was even less

The Moody Chronicles – Wish I would hung out with the dogs instead.

By moodypdx
The Huckleberry Festival was one of those things. I think we may have arrived a bit too early in my excitement to be there. We arrived and the pancake breakfast was there as promised, and so was the Indian flat bread,

The differences between growing blueberries and huckleberries

by Rex Trulove Blueberries and huckleberries are quite similar in many ways. The bushes and even the berries look alike, they have the same requirements for

Think: Bowmans: If only it were raining Huckleberries….

By She Made Mention
However, the weather wasn’t what we were hoping for to do our annual huckleberry picking. Normally, we make a night out of it and camp…. but we have to milk our darn goat, so of course we didn’t camp. We picked huckleberries in the

Hard Times for Huckleberry Picking – yearofplenty

By Craig Goodwin
All reports I’ve been hearing from friends and wild crafters at the Farmers’ Market is that it’s been a down year for picking huckleberries. Friends that go to the same spot every year who usually get 6 or 7 gallons…

Huckleberries at Umbrella Falls (Mt. Hood Meadows)

By admin
From there, hike up to Umbrella Falls, and munch on huckleberries all the way down. If you don’t get enough huckleberry on this hike, check out the Huckleberry Fest coming up this weekend (see side column.) Tags: Waterfalls

Rising Wolf Eats: Montana Huckleberries

By Rising Wolf Eats
One might think I’m uninformed when I say that Montana huckleberries aren’t like any other huckleberries to be found…anywhere. Every year when huckleberry season comes around, floods of adventurous people trudge out to where the wild

Pie #34- Huckleberry « Paula’s Pie Project Blog

(I think I bought huckleberry jam once as a gift for someone, but that is as close as I have gotten.) Come to think of it, I have never seen huckleberries

Huckleberry Festival and Barlow Trail Days, Mount Hood Village

Huckleberry Festival and Barlow Trail Days. Review. Expand Map. report abuse. Daily 08/27/10 – 08/29/10 / check with location for exceptions


Huckleberries in the News – Week Ending August 21, 2010

Friendly Reminders from a Montana Huckleberry Patch | Gail Lynne

By Gail
Living in Montana definitely has its perks- especially this time of the year- during huckleberry season. A few days ago, my son, his girlfriend and I went into the mountains of Montana in search of huckleberries.

Red Huckleberries | WG4U.ORG

By Nicole
Huckleberries are adorable and taste like heaven, but perhaps even better, they make you aware of and thankful for being in the right place at the right time. Since attempts to cultivate them have not come to much, luck is practically

Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers :: View topic – Berry Patch Secrets

We pick huckleberries next month. That’s when they ripen up in the woods. The huckleberry has become popular in restaraunts, candles, lotions, etc.

*…Transparent Mama…*: Huckleberry Picking

By Transparent Mama
Huckleberry Picking. I had never seen or tasted a huckleberry until this summer. They grow wild in Montana. We hiked up to pick some recently. Of course, the boys and I thought we could just take the nice gondola up to the top of the

Huckleberry Festival schedule announced

Shoshone News Press
WALLACE – Huckleberry Sheriff and Huckleberry Hound will reign during a two-day event honoring North Idaho’s favorite berry this weekend during the

An outdoor treat

The huckleberry is a wild berry indigenous to the Pacific Northwest. Huckleberries grow primarily from July to mid-September, so time is limited for


Huckleberries? Re: Huckleberries? « Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 10:25:23 AM ». not ripe yet even in mid elevation areas. This heat is helping.

huckleberries for sal « Pristine farm experience

By pristinefarmexperience
Huckleberry season is here and it is delicious. Blueberries are good, but huckleberries are so much better. They are small, juicy packets of extreme berry-osity. And they are free! You just have to pick them…

Differences Between Huckleberry & High Bush Blueberries |

Differences Between Huckleberry & High Bush Blueberries. Huckleberries and highbush blueberries both grow wildly and commercially, bare edible blue fruits


Huckleberrries in the News – Week Ending August 14, 2010

Huckleberry Season is on!!!!! « D.S. Tarvin’s Blog

By dstarvin
Chances are you haven’t tried Huckleberries, or if you have they were not treated and used with respect. And trust me the commercialized huckleberry flavors you can find out there in products are a pathetic attempt to come close to the

How Should Huckleberries Taste? | Garden Guides

How Should Huckleberries Taste?. Huckleberries look very much like large, wild blueberries. The huckleberry bush grows best in full shade.

Blueberries? – Georgia Outdoor News Forum

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service shows no huckleberries Black huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata) seems to be the species that is most

Coeur d’Alene Press: Bill Rutherford – Tradition, huckleberry

It’s huckleberry season in North Idaho and I feel alive. Hunting for huckleberries, preparing huckleberry jam, huckleberry pancake festivals and enjoying recipes including huckleberry bread pudding and huckleberry chili jam.


By Idaho Dad
Huckleberries! by Idaho Dad on August 11, 2010. We interrupt our regular Idaho Dad Walking program to bring you huckleberries! From the bush to the bucket to the pie. Yes, it tasted as good as it looked. Huckleberries straight out of

In a ‘meh’ year for huckleberry hounds…time to jump aboard the blackcurrent

Rossland Telegraph
by Adrian Barnes on 11 Aug 2010 It’s hard work picking huckleberries, especially during the course of what many around town are describing as a mediocre

Wilderness Adventures: Best huckleberries in the park!

By Holly
Today I wanted to hike back out to Shadow Mountain to see how the huckleberries were looking. Many of them were still green last week, but today they were awesome! I tried to force myself to head back around noon, but it took me almost

Seams Sew Crazy » Huckleberries

By elisa
Huckleberries. Filed under: At the 10 Acre Woods,Random Photo Friday — elisa August 13, 2010 @ 10:19 am. See those little purple things hiding in the bushes. Bears love em. People love em. They make great cobblers, taste great in

Huckleberries Fill The Flathead

NBC Montana
By News Channel Staff The 21st Annual Huckleberry Days is taking place all weekend, August 13-15, in Whitefish. From over 100 vendors to pancake and pastry

A Mountain Hearth: There’s Huckleberries in Them Thar Hills!

By Lara^Katherine Mountain^Colley
For the last seven years, our family has travelled to Mt. Adams to pick huckleberries. We make the drive up the Columbia River Gorge, cross the river into Washington, and head up through the little town of Trout Lake to the dry forests

Cultivativing a culture « between the lines

By Alex Zielinski
While the artificial dose of the hard candy may not seem comparable to the naturally sweet and rewarding taste of a wild huckleberry, this rule is widely respected. The first taste of the berry is meant to be shared together with the

HowStuffWorks “Huckleberry

The huckleberry is a fruit important to regional cuisine and an agricultural crop for local economies. Learn more about the huckleberry at HowStuffWorks.


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 Record
A huckleberry, on the other hand, has just 10 small seeds, but they’re big enough to The leaves of a huckleberry bush are covered with shiny, yellowish,

When Are Huckleberries Ready to Pick? | Garden Guides

When Are Huckleberries Ready to Pick?. Huckleberry is a shrub growing up to 5 feet in height with blueberry-like fruits. Depending upon the cultivar grown,

Are huckleberries and blueberries the same thing? – Yahoo! Answers

Celebrating the Huckleberry in the Northwest

Huckleberries probably make my top ten list of reasons why life is great in the Northwest. These tart-sweet wild berries are at their peak in August.

Huckleberries come late this year

Vendors blame the long, rainy spring for pushing back the huckleberry harvest this year. Huckleberries usually roll in during the beginning of July or the

Harvesting, Cooking and Canning Huckleberries | Garden Guides

Harvesting, Cooking and Canning Huckleberries. Huckleberries are similar to blueberries, and they can be a delicious treat if properly prepared.


2010 Huckleberry Days Bake Off Contest Information – Basic CMYK

Think you’ve got a great Huckleberry recipe? – whether it’s a cake, pie, 14th between 9:30 am – 10:30 am at the Huckleberry Days Arts Festival at the

Huckleberries and Hmong Farmers « Dr. James G. Hood’s Blog

By Dr. Hood
Gathering huckleberries is a deep tradition in the northwest but in many cases it is the Hmong who are doing the picking and selling now. Most of us are glad too. Picking huckleberries is pretty time consuming work. Huckleberries are a

How to Cultivate Huckleberries | Garden Guides

How to Cultivate Huckleberries. Huckleberries grow wild throughout many parts of the United States, most notably the Pacific Northwest.

Picking Wild Huckleberries in the Bitterroot Mountains, Montana

Picking wild huckleberries in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana is one of the great activities we enjoy. The huckleberries ripen in early to mid July.

Health benefits of huckleberries – by Michael Anderson – Helium

Huckleberries are very similar to bluberries in size and appearance. The only difference is that the huckleberries colors can vary from a deep cri…,


Huckleberries in the News – Week Ending June 26, 2010

Huckleberries in My Garden: Not What I expected (But that’s okay)

By Pip Gardner
According to my research and Barney (pg 24), huckleberry plants aren’t supposed to start flowering until 3-5 years. I am not expecting any fruit this year or next year for that matter. However, I am certain that one of the plants has a

Gloucester County Nature: Huckleberry, blueberry — what’s the

Gloucester County Times –
Huckleberries, at least the species we have in New Jersey, Blueberries and huckleberries and cranberries are all in the heath family — the same plant

Local blueberries just starting to ripen

News Courier
The blueberry belongs to the same family as the wild huckleberry. Huckleberries have very hard seeds and their berries are blackish when ripe.

Huckleberries in My Garden: Plant Transfer 1

By Pip Gardner
Huckleberries in My Garden. My Adventures in Growing Wild Huckleberries. Thought of the Day. Genesis 1:11 Source List. Growing Western Huckleberries. Blog Archive. Blog Archive, March 2010 (5), April 2010 (1), May 2010 (2)

Plan for Huckleberry Picking Season!

About – News & Issues (blog)
Berry week wraps up with a note about huckleberry season in the Pacific Northwest, which will be here before you know it. (Earlier posts on berries here and

How to Identify Huckleberries in Montana | Garden Guides

How to Identify Huckleberries in Montana. Huckleberries (Vaccinium parvifolium) primarily thrive in the northwestern United States, growing through Montana

Huckleberry Picking Season in Idaho – Picking Huckleberries in Idaho

The Pacific Northwest is well known for its huckleberries, and one of the best places to visit for a huckleberry picking, noshing and hiking is Sandpoint,

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