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For other uses of the word "Huckleberry", see Huckleberry Finn and Huckleberry Hound. Huckleberry Finn is the protagonist of Mark Twains famous book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. ... Huckleberry Hound Huckleberry Huck Hound is a fictional cartoon character created by Hanna-Barbera, and the star of the late 1950s animated series The Huckleberry Hound Show, Hanna-Barberas second series made for television after The Ruff & Reddy Show. ...

Wild huckleberry in the Mount Hood National Forest. The floral remnants, signifying a false berry, are visible on the apex of the fruit.
Wild huckleberry in the Mount Hood National Forest. The floral remnants, signifying a false berry, are visible on the apex of the fruit.

Huckleberry is a name used in North America for several plants in two closely related genera in the family Ericaceae: Gaylussacia and Vaccinium. The Huckleberry is the state fruit of Idaho. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 201 KB) Wild Huckleberry, Mt. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 201 KB) Wild Huckleberry, Mt. ... Old-growth Douglas Fir in the Mount Hood National Forest The Mount Hood National Forest is located 20 miles (32 km) east of the city of Portland, Oregon, and the northern Willamette River valley. ... Remnants of the floral parts are clearly evident on these immature banana fruits, demonstrating that the fruit is developing from an inferior ovary A false berry or epigynous berry is an accessory fruit found in certain plant species with an inferior ovary. ... North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... For other uses, see Plant (disambiguation). ... Genera See text The plant Family Ericaceae (Heath Family) or ericaceous plants are mostly lime-hating or calcifuge plants that thrive in acid soils. ... Species See text Gaylussacia is a genus of about 50 species of flowering plants in the family Ericaceae, native to the Americas, where they occur in eastern North America (8 species) and in South America in the Andes (7 species) and the mountains of southeastern Brazil (the remaining 35 species). ... Species See text Vaccinium is a genus of shrubs in the plant Family Ericaceae including the cranberry, blueberry, bilberry or whortleberry, cowberry or lingonberry, and huckleberry. ... For other uses, see Idaho (disambiguation). ...


While some Vaccinium species, such as the Red Huckleberry, are always called huckleberries, other species may be called blueberries or huckleberries depending upon local custom. Binomial name Vaccinium parvifolium Sm. ... For other uses, see Blueberry (disambiguation). ...


Note that there is much confusion in naming of berries in American English. The 'garden huckleberry' (Solanum melanocerasum) is not considered to be a true huckleberry but a member of the nightshade family. For other uses, see American English (disambiguation). ... Species See text. ... Nightshade redirects here. ...


The fruit of the various species of plant called huckleberry is generally edible. The berries are small and round, usually less than 5 mm in diameter, and contain 10 relatively large seeds. Berries range in color according to species from bright red, through dark purple, and into the blues. In taste the berries range from tart to sweet, with a flavor similar to that of a blueberry, especially in blue/purple colored varieties. Huckleberries are a favorite of many mammals such as bears and humans. For other uses, see Fruit (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Blueberry (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Bear (disambiguation). ... This article is about modern humans. ...

Bog Huckleberry at Polly's Cove, Nova Scotia
Bog Huckleberry at Polly's Cove, Nova Scotia

In the Pacific Northwest of North America, the huckleberry plant can be found in mid-alpine regions, often on the lower slopes of mountains. The plant grows best in damp, acidic soil. Under optimal conditions, huckleberries can be as much as 1.5-2 m high, and usually ripen in mid-to-late summer; later at higher elevations. Image File history File links BogHBy. ... Image File history File links BogHBy. ... Lütt-Witt Moor, a bog in Henstedt-Ulzburg in northern Germany. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 11 Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... The Pacific Northwest from space The Pacific Northwest, abbreviated PNW, or PacNW is a region in the northwest of North America. ... North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


Huckleberries hold a place in archaic English slang. The tiny size of the berries led to their frequent use as a way of referring to something small, often in an affectionate way. The phrase "a huckleberry over my persimmon" was used to mean "a bit beyond my abilities". "I'll be your huckleberry" is a way of saying that one is just the right person for a given job,[1] which was used by the character Doc Holliday in the movie Tombstone. The Huckleberry Railroad is a heritage train located in Flint, Michigan. It ran so slowly that it was said a person could jump off the train, pick huckleberries and jump back on the train with minimum effort. [2] For other uses, see Slang (disambiguation). ... John Henry Doc Holliday (August 14, 1851 – November 8, 1887) was an American dentist, gambler, and gunfighter of the American Old West frontier who is usually remembered for his associations with Wyatt Earp and the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. ... Tombstone most commonly means a headstone marking the grave of a deceased person. ... Nickname: Location of Flint within Genesee County, Michigan. ...


See also

List of culinary fruits Here are lists of fruits considered edible in some cuisines. ...


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Huckleberry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (305 words)
The floral remnants, signifying a false berry, are visible on the apex of the fruit.
Huckleberry is a name used in North America for several plants in two closely related genera in the family Ericaceae, Gaylussacia and Vaccinium.
Huckleberries usually ripen in mid to late summer, later at higher elevations.
List of characters in the Tom Sawyer series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (815 words)
Widow Douglas' life is saved by Huckleberry Finn after he followed Injun Joe and a confederate of his and realized they were plotting to disfigure her.
Huckleberry Finn is the protagonist of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is not a sequel to "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." In the novel, Huck is kidnapped by his father, but soon manages to escape; the rest of the book tells of his search for a way to avoid his father until the climax.
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