Blue Huckleberry Wildflower Seeds

Blue Huckleberry Wildflower Seeds

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Vaccinium ovalifolium

Blue Huckleberry is a slender deciduous shrub with small elliptical leaves arranged in elegant sprays on a many-branched stem. It can grow from 1/2-2 m (1 1/2-6 ft). The small bell or urn-shaped pink flowers develop into blue-black edible berries. Blue Huckleberry is found in open to dense coniferous forests on moist to dry sites. It is often found thriving on decaying logs or stumps rich in forest humus.

Blue Huckleberry was very popular with aboriginal people. The berries ripen early in the fruiting season and if kept cool and dry, they stay fresh for months. Usually the berries were dried and eaten in the spring before other berries had ripened. When dried the berries taste much like raisins. Sometimes the berries were cooked and the juice was caught in birch-baskets to make jelly.

Detailed germination instructions are inside the package.