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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 


Huckleberies on Your Cereal

Bringing the wild into your kitchen with Pat Wells


The other morning I topped my bowl of cereal with the most flavourful, and probably the healthiest array of wild foods there are: wild berries. Harvested from Revelstoke’s backyard, I have been feasting on strawberries, black and red raspberries, blueberries, Saskatoon berries, and huckleberries.



Health Benefits of Huckleberries

Huckleberry, the name immortalized by the famous character Huckleberry Finn, is one of the most popular fruits in North America. If you are unaware of it, then note that huckleberries are small fruits that resemble blueberries. These berries belong to the family Ericaceae. These berries are not only good to taste but are also useful for medicinal purposes. If you wish to know about the health benefits of huckleberries, then scroll down for more information. But, let us first know more about huckleberries. ….  READ MORE


Huckleberry & Bilberry Health Benefits

Huckleberry health

Kimberley Daily Bulletin
Cranbrook, BC – The black mountain huckleberry is perhaps the most important wild uses of huckleberries and local knowledge of huckleberry ecology.


Huckleberries in the News – Week Ending December 4, 2010

Central Oregon Huckleberry Plants |

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 continents,

When Are Huckleberries Ready to Pick? |

Huckleberries are not a popular garden plant, but in many places the fruit can grow How to Pick More Huckleberries with a Huckleberry Picking Rake


Huckleberries in the News – August 7, 2010

Huckleberries: The Treasure State’s berried treasure

Great Falls Tribune
“I’ve always said if you can stand the walking, the mosquitoes, the bears, the cougars and the bugs, you can pick huckleberries,” she said. “I just love it.

Where in Oregon can I find wild huckleberries? – Yahoo! Answers

Preferably free for the pickin’ or low cost. I am …

Heart to Heart Gifts and Home Decor: Huckleberries are as Idahoan

By Thom
If you’re looking for something uniquely Idaho to give as a gift, and would rather not give potatoes, why not try huckleberry products? Huckleberries are not only the Idaho state berry, but they’re unique to the pacific northwest.

Along These Lines – -

Once a popular term with many meanings, ‘huckleberry‘ today is reserved primarily for an unusual berry, considered by many to have an outstanding tart

Berry pickers asked to share details on favourite patches

Bear Aware is asking residents to share their favourite huckleberry picking spot for a survey that will compare the berry crops with area bears.

A Million Things I Love . . .: #461 – Huckleberry picking

By tvmom
Do you know what a huckleberry is? Sort of like a blueberry, but a little more tart and smaller. It’s also the state fruit of Idaho. We just went huckleberry picking, they grow in the wild near my parents’ home.

Huckleberries?!? – CafeMom

If you live in the Spokane Wa area do you know where to go and pick them? If you do will you please share your spot.

your apples are my oranges: huckleberry fine

By Emily
mccall is full of huckleberries. and they are definitely huckleberries, not blueberries. i went on a nice hike and picked berries for about two hours, which shockingly only yielded a pound of berries. it takes so long. my friend andrea

Where Do Wild Huckleberries Grow? | Garden Guides

Where Do Wild Huckleberries Grow?. Wild huckleberries are found all over North America. Red huckleberries are found growing in disturbed areas or logged


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 July 3, 2010

Festival Season – the Huckleberry Festival

The River Journal
And many others have learned of the secrets here—friendly people, lots of fun, and a little purple fruit called the huckleberry.

The Huckleberry, An Excerpt from Whole Foods Companion

High Huckleberry Demand Hurts Tribes Kara Briggs Special To …. Because huckleberries grew wild everywhere in cold-weather climates, they readily became…/The-Huckleberry-An-Excerpt-from-Whol…

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