Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake

Wednesday’s Photos

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 Replies to “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake”

    1. 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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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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