Huckleberries

The wild huckleberries are ripe.  For those of you who haven’t seen them, they grow on a bush a lot like a blueberry – in fact they are in the same plant family. 

They don’t taste especially good to me raw, but they do make great jam and are wonderful in muffins.  The bears like them just fine right on the bush though.  We are racing the bears to get to them before they eat them all.

      

The berries are pretty small, so it does take quite a lot to make a batch of jam.  Rick complains the whole time he picks, but he eats the jam very happily.

2 comments on “Huckleberries

  1. Tj says:

    Your huckleberries sure don’t look like our huckleberries. Our kind get ripe later in fall and they are bluish purple. They are called wild blueberries too. Yours are really red. Cool

  2. Brenda says:

    Russell said the same thing. He says the huckleberries he remembers from Kentucky / Indiana were blue. I am beginning to think there must be several different kinds of berries all called Huckleberries?

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