Huckleberries in the Rocky Mountain Regions
Wild Huckleberries are a large part of the culture in northern Idaho where I live. As a sales representative to the state of Idaho, huckleberry products are in great demand. And through the years, I too have been drawn into the love and lore of wild huckleberries.
Huckleberries, at least in the Rocky Mountain region, is one of the most sought after wild fruit. Because it is mostly grown in the wild forest regions, most avid pickers travel to remote areas to pick this prized fruit. And don't bother asking where the best huckleberry picking spots are located -- it is a carefully guarded secret!!
Following is a list of some of my favorite huckleberry resources -- including some of the lens that I have written.
What Exactly are Wild Huckleberries
Wild huckleberries are edible and tasty! Ask anyone who lives in huckleberry country and they will tell you that huckleberries are the best tasting berries on the planet!
Huckleberries are small and round, 5-10 mm in diameter and look similar to blueberries. Huckleberries range in color from bright red, to dark purple, and sometimes, even shades of blue. Berries range from tart to sweet in tastes, with a flavor similar to that of a blueberry on steroids!, However, many kinds of huckleberries have a distinct taste that is much different from blueberries, and some have larger seeds.
I have heard some describe the taste of huckleberries as a cross between blueberries and raspberries .... But it is like trying to describe LOVE ... who can do a good job at that?!
Large selection of info and recipes
These Berries are Harvested in the Wild Only!
Although huckleberries can be grown from seeds, most huckleberry are grown in the wild and most are harvested in the Rocky Mountain regions of Montana and Idaho.
Some species of huckleberries can be found in other parts of the country, like Oregon and Washington as well as in the northern midwest areas.
Following is a gallery of pictures taken of the wild huckleberry stands in north Idaho.
Wild Huckleberry Bushes - Pictures of huckleberries and huckleberry stands in north IdahoClick thumbnail to view full-size
My Favorite Huckleberry Books
Best selling hard cover huckleberry cookbook!
Have you ever eaten Huckleberries? - Many products are made from wild huckleberries!
Wild huckleberries come in many different products such as jam, syrup, chocolates, BBQ sauce, lemonade, honey and dozens of other products
I have eaten the following huckleberry product
Great stories and some recipes
If you want to learn more about wild huckleberries ....
.... check out some of my lens listed below:
- Wild Huckleberry Lovers
Are you a wild huckleberry lover? Check out these resources to tantalize your tastes buds!
- Easy Quick Way to Pick Huckleberries!
If you love huckleberries, you'll love this picking tool that picks huckleberries faster and without damaging the plants!
- Wild Huckleberry Picking and Growing Myths
There are many myths in the outdoor community concerning how huckleberries are grown, using huckleberry rakes and the history behind the huckleberry rakes. The International Wild Huckleberry Association, in particular, has received fiery responses...
- Where to Find Huckleberries
Tips on finding places to pick huckleberries.
- Tastes of Idaho -- Made in Idaho Products
Love made in Idaho products? Love huckleberry products? Check here to order or give as gifs!
- Gem Berry Products -- Makers of Huckleberry, Raspberry, 'Razzleberry', and Blueberry Goodies!!
Gem Berry Products are some of the most delicious berry products made in Idaho!
- Wild Huckleberry Gift Baskets
Want to send a special huckleberry gift basket to a friend or family member?
- Huckleberry Lemonade
Huckleberry Lemonade Concentrate is a wonderful product made from the juice of fresh-squeezed wild mountain huckleberries of northern Idaho and western Montana. Gem Berry Products, the makers of the most popular Huckleberry Lemonade Concentrate,...
- Huckleberry Gourmet Foods
Lots of wonderful huckleberry gourmet foods made in Idaho!
- Huckleberry Gift Goodies
No 'goodie' tastes better than huckleberry gift goodies!
International Wild Huckleberry Association
Learn more about wild huckleberries by subscribing to our blog:
Wild Huckleberry Lovers.
We have posts on the following:
Lots of Recipes
Personal huckleberry picking stories
Lists of different species
Lots of pictures
Huckleberry health benefits
Dr. Dan Barney's research (under the direction of the University of Idaho)
Various news stories
And all kinds of fun stuff!