Huckleberries

Discussion in 'Garden Tips And Talk' started by ldw45, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. ldw45

    ldw45 Member

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    Anyone grow Huckleberries? Just got some seed and plan to grow them this year. I love a pie made from them. A unique taste that is quiet different.
     
  2. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    I was outside a little while ago an noticed my gooseberries grew babies galore over the winter. I know your askin about huckleberries but gooseberries aint too far from them.
     

  3. rudepossum

    rudepossum Well-Known Member

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    I have never grown gooseberries, but i love them. Do you happen to know a place where i could get some starts or seeds? I can't find any. thx
     
  4. boogie

    boogie New Member

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    awww man!! i love those huckleberries :big_smile: granny use to make jam outta them too....... it was a job picking enough for the task at hand ,...and have mercy if i ever slipped up and ate the first berry while picking them,id never get the bucket full then:roll_eyes: never tried to grow em though ,,..always picked em wild in the mountains ...
     
  5. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    Not sure where I got these, Stark Bro's maybe. I know there are many places online to order them from. They are fairly cheep compared to lots of plants.
     
  6. ittybittykitty

    ittybittykitty New Member

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    If your Huckleberries are blueberries they need very acid soil. About 5.5 ph. Be sure you get your soil tested before you plant them.
     
  7. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    ive never growed any but there good eating
     
  8. ldw45

    ldw45 Member

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    Definitely not blueberries, are an annual plant. Grow pretty much like other veggies in the garden.
     
  9. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    If you buy gooseberry plants buy the thornless ones. Makes picking a lot easier. I have one plant that i trim back every few years and I can get atleast 5 gal. a year. Thats a lot if stemen. LOL If you want more plants you can just bury the end of a limb stiil attached to the original plant and it will grow.
    Any good ideas on stemen them? It's a pain in the b***!
     
  10. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    www.gurneys.com

    They have gooseberrys available among others. Sorry no huckleberrys.