A graceful and very attractive deciduous shrub, Red Huckleberry bears abundant crops of small, red, sweet-tart berries. Very popular with the Native Americans of the Northwest coast, they are eaten fresh and dried.
Latin Name: Vaccinium parvifolium
Site and Soil: Huckleberry likes 1/2 day to full sun (partial shade in warmer regions) and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Huckleberry is self-fertile
Hardiness: Huckleberry is hardy to minus 10F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6-8 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripening Time: Late Summer
Yield: 1-2 pints
Pests & Diseases: Huckleberry is not bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 6
Sunset Western Zone: A3, 2-7
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed