wild evergreen huckleberries- how to grow 'em sweeter?

Asked May 10, 2019, 10:50 AM EDT

Our land is generously dotted with wild huckleberries, but OH! those tiny berries are TART! How can I feed or water them to help them grow sweeter? Many thanks, Barbara Williams Cape Ferrelo

Curry County Oregon huckleberry

1 Response

Thank you for your question, Barbara. Short of altering the plant’s DNA, there is nothing you can do to sweeten the berries. That’s just how they’re made. But they have a long history in our region, that you might be interested in: https://magazine.wsu.edu/2018/08/06/the-huckleberry/ Enjoy! (with sugar added).