Oregon State University Extension Service

Is this a huckleberry or something nasty?


Hello, and thanks for your question. That is indeed what we call an evergreen huckleberry, and those berries are edible. This is a good article and description provided by the Slater Museum of Natural History at the University of Puget Sound: Evergreen Huckleberry (https://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/slater-museum/exhibits/terrestrial-panel/evergreeen-huckleyberry/). The trick with finding these often has more to do with beating the birds and bears to them!

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