[NAFEX] Huckleberry

Stephen Sadler Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Thu May 24 00:02:28 EDT 2007

I wonder if nurseries are shy to sell western huckleberry because it
transplants so very poorly, and are concerned about dissatisfied customers?

~ S

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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Ginda Fisher
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 7:29 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Huckleberry

On May 23, 2007, at 9:13 AM, Jim Fruth wrote:

>     Does anyone raise either Vaccinium membranaceum, Black  
> Huckleberry, aka
> Western Huckleberry?  Does Anyone raise Eastern Huckleberry,  
> Gaylussacia
> baccata?
> . . .
>     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.
> . . .

My sister has some eastern huckleberries.  They aren't doing very  
well, but her experience wouldn't scare me off trying them.  She  
planted them in a sort of dry shady spot next to the house, her dog  
was very fond of chewing on them, and this year they've been denuded  
by winter moths.  At any rate, she found a local nursery that was  
happy to sell them to her.  (And the shrubs smell wonderful and woodsy.)


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