jfruth at tds.net
Wed May 23 09:13:50 EDT 2007
I have questions about Huckleberries: Is there enough interest in
Huckleberries to have a NAFEX group?
Does anyone raise either Vaccinium membranaceum, Black Huckleberry, aka
Western Huckleberry? Does Anyone raise Eastern Huckleberry, Gaylussacia
When I went looking for Western Huckleberry plants, I found the natives,
especially Montanans, to be very covetous of their native jelly berry. They
refused to sell me any!!! I did finally find someone who would sell plants
and, though they rated them as zone 3 hardy, didn't offer me much hope of
survival in Minnesota. I bought 12 and nine made it through their first
Winter, some of them just barely - I had a snowless Winter.
When I went looking for Eastern Huckleberry plants, I found lots of
(Eastern) Huckleberry Jelly but no plants. I finally did find one nursery
who said they had (Gaylussacia baccata) plants but, for unsaid reasons, they
refused to sell me any. I finally found some growing wild in Wisconsin.
Okay, so now I have plants. Do I have to figure out how to grow them by
myself or has anyone gone before me and already succeeded. I would
appreciate any and all information. Thanks,
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
(218)831-7018 [My Cell]
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