Huckleberry - Vaccinium caespitosum
Huckleberry is often given too many different types of species of plants. Huckleberrry plants generally bare small berries. There are plants in both the Gaylussacia and the Vaccinium species that are considered to be Huckleberry plants. Depending on what species of Huckleberry plant it is depends on the color and the taste of the berries that it produces. The color of berries on Huckleberry plants can range from red to blue to a dark purple. Huckleberries are often confused with blueberries because of their color and sometimes taste. However, the majority of huckleberries do have a slightly different taste than the traditional blueberry.
OLD FASHIONED HUCKLEBERRIES ARE A SWEET TREAT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY TO ENJOY.
Berries contain a high sugar content perfect for snacking off the bush or home canning, and like most huckleberries, they are largely pest resistant. Once established this hardy plant is quite prolific, making it a must have for any orchard. Other than the slight difference in taste, huckleberries generally have larger seeds than the traditional blueberry, but that doesn't change how delicious they are. They are small to medium in size and very delicate and delicious when they are eaten. The color varies from a dark purple to a black, and they can grow up to an inch in diameter in the right given amount of sun, shade and soil types. The only downside to these berries is that birds and other small wildlife love these as much as humans do.