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Wild Huckleberry

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$7.99
Bloom Season
Summer,
Height At Maturity
Under 20 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Ships
November 1st Through April 15th
Exposure
Full Sun,
Usage
Edible,

Reviews (3)

  • 5
    Packaged great!

    Posted by Robert Wood, SC on 21st Nov 2016

    I was worried about the packaging since I have never ordered from a online nursery before. They came neatly packaged and had moist roots. They were planted almost a year ago and are thriving and doing well. I will definitely order online again.

  • 5
    Well packaged

    Posted by Gerry Hall on 5th May 2016

    First time ever ordered plant online. Securely pkgd, and not even a stem/branch broken.

  • 4
    Makes a good pie

    Posted by HS on 20th Feb 2016

    Wasn't too sure about this plant until my neighbor grew it. It makes the best pie!

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

Description

Wild Huckleberry - Vaccinium membranaceum

 
Wild Huckleberry, also known as Mountain Huckleberry or Thinleaf Huckleberry, has been cultivated, consumed, and enjoyed for thousands of years. Native to the woodland areas of the western United States, Wild Huckleberry has a wide variety of habitats and thrives in many conditions. New leaves on the plant are red and turn into a vibrant shade of green as they mature. The bushes are deciduous, and leaves turn a red-purple color in the fall.

Wild Huckleberries prefer a strongly acidic soil that is consistently moist, but established plants can tolerate brief periods of drought.

The plants produce white, solitary flowers that occur in clusters throughout the bush around mid-spring. Huckleberry berries are a quarter to a half inch in size and can be black, purple, or red. Seeds typically begin red and ripen to a rich purple-black color. Each bush is a prolific producer, with branches weighted to the ground with fruit by harvest time. The fruit ripens in late summer to early fall and can be enjoyed fresh, frozen, preserved, dried, or baked in pies. Propagation can be through seeds, but the plant dominantly reproduces via shoots from its extensive root system. Fires are beneficial to Wild Huckleberries as the bushes will reemerge from roots if the light is not too severe. Native Americans frequently set fire to areas affluent in Wild Huckleberry bushes to rid the city of other plants and encourage huckleberry growth. The huckleberry is Idaho’s official state fruit. The division of the Huckleberry plant is between Eastern and Western North America. Eastern Huckleberry will essentially include Black and Box Huckleberries.

The Black Huckleberry have attractive red flowers producing black fruit.

The Box Huckleberry have appealing pink flowers producing blue fruit. Western Huckleberry plants will mainly include Evergreen Huckleberry and Red Huckleberry. The Evergreen Huckleberry have pleasing whitish-pink flowers producing dark purple fruit. The Red Huckleberry have sublime light pink flowers producing red berries. The Huckleberry plants pretty flowers bloom in spring with the fruit coming to bear in the mid-summer months. Use of these plants in landscaping can be very beneficial since these plants can grow to be quite dense they are valuable as informal hedges or dividers. The oval-shaped leaves and bright flowers can enhance any garden and with fruit bearing in summer and last until early winter as a plus. These plants are tolerant of almost any amounts of shade or sun as long as they are planted in well-drained fertile soil. A low maintenance plant that does not multiply easy you can grow your garden by transplanting, rhizome cutting or careful seeding.
 

Wild Huckleberry