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huckleberries
« on: May 19, 2019, 05:36:20 PM »
when do you start picking hunckleberries.  early july?  i went to a spot that apparently a lot of other people went to a couple years ago and they were picked over hard, anything remotly close to the road was picked and it seemed early  i dont remember the date i thnk early july, dont want to miss it this year  eastern washington panhandle idaho area

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Re: huckleberries
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2019, 06:24:05 PM »
Picked the first ones in Naches area July 8th. Picked them through the first part of August, last year was great. Ended up with about 6 gallons.

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Re: huckleberries
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2019, 06:27:40 PM »
Reds or blues?
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Re: huckleberries
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2019, 06:27:47 PM »
lower elevations come off early in July and the higher you climb the later they are,
I was finding slightly overripe berries into very early September in the highest patches I know.


gonna love hunting bear in Aug in higher elevation huckleberry patches  :tup:

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Re: huckleberries
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2019, 07:42:22 PM »
Reds or blues?
Mixture of both in the early season. Last batch we picked were dark purple/blue. We also picked a bunch just to eat while bear hunting in mid August. I just looked and the last time we went out in search was August 17th and we found a bunch.



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Re: huckleberries
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2019, 04:04:23 AM »
The tiny red ones we start picking in July and the blues in August but the iron the wet side of the state.  When I pick in N Idaho for blues it's mid July-August and pick at higher elevations.
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Re: huckleberries
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2019, 07:11:27 AM »
Mid to late June is when we often start. Then follow them up the mountain this pic was June 3rd last year. Not quite there but getting closer
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Re: huckleberries
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2019, 09:39:50 PM »
Iíve always done most picking in August around 5000 feet, west side of cascades


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Re: huckleberries
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2019, 09:13:18 AM »
This thread made me go and take inventory.  I've still got 8 gallons of the blues left so I might sit out a year.
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Re: huckleberries
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2019, 10:34:27 AM »
usually August for me.   Ive been using old stock to make juice.   Good stuff

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Re: huckleberries
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2019, 10:37:37 AM »
Sounds good! Just had some pie last night, boy was it good! A little vanilla ice cream really takes it up a notch.

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Re: huckleberries
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2019, 03:58:15 PM »
usually August for me.   Ive been using old stock to make juice.   Good stuff
I use old stock for juice as well.  Huckleberries, corn, a little 6 row barley, sugar, yeast and water.   :chuckle:
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Re: huckleberries
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2019, 05:29:40 PM »
We do jams with most of our berries.  That said I eat half the harvest while fresh.
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Re: huckleberries
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2019, 06:09:38 PM »
We do jams with most of our berries.  That said I eat half the harvest while fresh.

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Re: huckleberries
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