hans-brinkmann at t-online.de
Wed May 23 19:51:38 EDT 2007
The USA is the largest producer of Vaccinium berries (I do not mean
at the world - 120 000 tons per year = 55% !
Canada is producing 30% and Poland 10% of the world-production.
But the USA is also the only country at the world which released already
3 gen-manipulated Vaccinium cultivars.
Jim Fruth schrieb:
> 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,
> Jim Fruth
> Brambleberry Farm
> Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
> (218)568-8483 [Store]
> (218)831-7018 [My Cell]
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