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Re: Huckleberry Time!
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2018, 08:34:41 PM »
Picked 3 cups today in my yard.  Just coming in so expect the next few weeks will be good picking.  I on the coast.

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Re: Huckleberry Time!
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2018, 09:06:45 PM »
Do you mean red huckleberries?  That's all that I've seen ripe.  They are a little tart for me, but I like to eat a few off of the bush. 

The superbly delicious native trailing blackberries are just coming ripe near sea level and I've picked two ice cream buckets of them so far.  No dark colored huckeberries for me yet.  My huckleberry patches (blue/black variety) are all closer to timberline and much later in the summer. 

Year before last was the best ever crop of trailing/Cascade blackberries in my lifetime.  Last year was second best and this year is looking very good.  BIG berries and lots of them.






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Re: Huckleberry Time!
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2018, 09:26:09 PM »
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Re: Huckleberry Time!
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2018, 04:17:34 PM »
The red huckleberries in my back yard are ripe. Elevation probably 500'-550'. We pick them every chance we get and the wife freezes them. Puts them frozen into her yogurt and its pretty dang good.

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Re: Huckleberry Time!
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2018, 04:23:52 PM »
They are not ripe in the high country are they?? Down low they are for sure but those high mountain berries are good!!
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Re: Huckleberry Time!
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2018, 04:34:22 PM »
My West Side blue Huckleberry spot is at 3,700 feet and they are a long ways from being ripe.  My relatives in Idaho are already picking them.
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Re: Huckleberry Time!
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2018, 05:54:39 PM »
I should have checked while up shooting yesterday. Our shooting spots are at 3500' and 4500' in elevation with huckleberry and blueberry bushed everywhere... I didn't think to check up there lol!

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Re: Huckleberry Time!
« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2018, 07:19:14 PM »
They are not ripe in the high country are they?? Down low they are for sure but those high mountain berries are good!!
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Re: Huckleberry Time!
« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2018, 08:22:31 PM »
Do you mean red huckleberries?  That's all that I've seen ripe.  They are a little tart for me, but I like to eat a few off of the bush. 

The superbly delicious native trailing blackberries are just coming ripe near sea level and I've picked two ice cream buckets of them so far.  No dark colored huckeberries for me yet.  My huckleberry patches (blue/black variety) are all closer to timberline and much later in the summer. 

Year before last was the best ever crop of trailing/Cascade blackberries in my lifetime.  Last year was second best and this year is looking very good.  BIG berries and lots of them.

Yes, assuming you are asking me.  The evergreen huckleberries still have a way to go.  I am guessing mid August or later.  If we don't get more rain it could be a bad year.

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Re: Huckleberry Time!
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2018, 06:55:10 AM »
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Re: Huckleberry Time!
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2018, 07:02:42 AM »
Been picking huckleberries for 2 weeks now.

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Re: Huckleberry Time!
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2018, 11:34:46 AM »
Red Huckleberries are tart enough for fine Pie's or Jellies.
 The little white worms or maggots inside each berry are easy to get out if you soak them in a bucket of cold water for a few hours. Seems the little critters crawl out starved for oxygen and then they go for a swim. :yike:
We have learned the best way to make Jelly without the seeds, is to run our Black, Red or Blue berries through our "Electric Juicer". The seeds go one way and the "Jelly Juice" comes out the other, Super Fast compared to the old methods and you have a lot of juice in no time. :tup: Doug
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Re: Huckleberry Time!
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2018, 11:41:53 AM »
My wife went two days ago, they didn't find many, that spot was good last last year, the ones they found weren't completely ripe yet either, another few days and a different area should be better.
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