[NAFEX] Black Huckleberry Question

Jim Fruth jfruth at uslink.net
Sun Dec 25 09:07:35 EST 2005

   We have so many customers asking for Huckleberry Jam that we decided to
try growing it (Gaylussacia baccata).  I found a zone 3 nursery that
grows/sells it so 18" plants are coming.  The pH of the ground where I'll
plant them is 6.1 so I got a recommendation from my soils lab for further
acidifying, down to 4.6.
   Now for the question:  I'd like to hear from folks who grow it.  What
should I expect?  Should they be pruned?  If so, how and when?  Fertilizer
requirements?  And anything else you may thing of that might be helpful.

Jim Fruth
Brambleberry Farm
Pequot Lakes, MN
Jams, Jellies and Syrups

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