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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

California Huckleberries ripening on the Mendonoma Coast!

California Huckleberry - Vaccinium ovatum - bushes are full of berries after the wet winter and spring we had. The first berry to ripen is the biggest and seems to be the sweetest. On a walk yesterday I saw many berries ready to pick. Hooray! The berries are very high in antioxidants - Mother Nature's vitamin pill. They are found on the Pacific Coast and coastal British Columbia.

Many creatures feed on these berries - birds, foxes, deer and me, to name a few. I freeze big bags and put them in sourdough pancakes all year long. Delish!


Frank Drouillard said...

Pick those large ripe berries and the others increase in size and ripen for tomorrow's breakfast!

Jeanne Jackson said...

Yes - good advice! It's time to get out there and pick some huckleberries.