Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake

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Huckleberry Picking Time

Last Sunday my wife and I drove to our huckleberry spot, which is known for its lavishly abundant crops. This year we had a particularly good growing season. A warm and sunny spring brought out their flowers to be promptly pollinated. Then cool and rainy weather set in to make the berries grow to almost the size of the commercial blueberries. Sunday had been our third and last day of picking. Together we gathered more than 10 pounds of top quality huckleberries, which when frozen will last us throughout the winter. The pretty wildflower greeted us when we entered our favourite picking area. Enjoy.

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23 comments

  1. thecedarjournal · July 24

    I have never had Huckleberries. Blueberries yes. They seem similar. Great picture of the fire plant (not sure that is what is really called but what I call it when I am out hiking).

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  2. Amy · July 24

    I’ve also never had huckleberries. Do they taste like blueberries and can they be used in similar ways (pancakes, muffins, pies, etc.)?

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    • Peter Klopp · July 24

      Yes, they are very much like blueberries. However, their flavour is more intense and the nutritional value is much higher than the commercial blueberries. Susurrus from England writes that they look very similar to the wimberries.

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  3. arv! · July 24

    Never heard of this before. Is it very popular in your area?

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    • Peter Klopp · July 24

      They would perhaps grow in the colder regions near the Himalayas. They need the cold winter to thrive in the summer.

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  4. Jodi · July 24

    What a beautiful abundant spot!

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  5. tanjabrittonwriter · July 24

    What a wonderful, productive harvest. I hope it will yield many jars of huckleberry jam.

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  6. susurrus · July 24

    They look delicious. I wonder if they are the same berries that grow wild on our moorland – the local name is wimberries.

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  7. Stella, oh, Stella · July 24

    Wow, they are looking good! Congratulations to the great harvest! The flower is beautiful, I have never seen anything like it. Do you know its name?

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  8. Des · July 25

    Wow, ten pounds! We have huckleberries in our area as well, but my wife and I have never made the effort. But based on your pictures, maybe we should! Enjoy your harvest, Peter.

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  9. Nurul Fitri Lubis · July 26

    I never heard about this fruit before. I presume that it is variety of fruit coming from sub tropical countries as Canada. Now I get new knowledge. Thanks for introducing me to this fruit, Peter. And happy harvest..

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  10. Sartenada · July 30

    Hello Peter.

    Huckleberries – we do not have them, but blueberries. It soon time to pick them. When living on countryside we picked them a lot of and put them into the freezer for winter. I loved this post. Thank You.

    Have a good day!

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