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Wild Huckleberries

Updated on July 10, 2015
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Sandy Dell makes a living selling and promoting wild huckleberry products and information.

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.

Wild Huckleberries
Wild Huckleberries

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.

Source: Wikipedia

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?!

Huckleberry Delights Cookbook
Huckleberry Delights Cookbook

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 Idaho

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My Favorite Huckleberry Books

Huckleberry Cookbook
Huckleberry Cookbook

Best selling hard cover huckleberry cookbook!

 

Have you ever eaten Huckleberries? - Many products are made from wild huckleberries!

Huckleberry Products at Tastes of Idaho
Huckleberry Products at Tastes of Idaho

Wild huckleberries come in many different products such as jam, syrup, chocolates, BBQ sauce, lemonade, honey and dozens of other products

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If you want to learn more about wild huckleberries ....

.... check out some of my lens listed below:

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!

Tell us about your love affair with wild huckleberries ...

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      Yvonne L. B. 2 years ago from Covington, LA

      Good article, but your link to Wiki has a ) on the end so it is not working. :)

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      Sandy Dell 2 years ago from Lenore, Idaho

      Thanks for the heads up naturegirl7s! It is fixed now!!

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      GrimRascal 2 years ago from Overlord's Castle

      There are no huckleberries here where I live. I've never tasted them but would want to in the future. :3

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      Sandy Dell 2 years ago from Lenore, Idaho

      Sorry to hear that GrimRascal -- but you can buy huckleberry products, if you like, here: http://www.tastesofidaho.com/

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