I visit the west side in the summer to hunt for dewberries but the red huckleberries are always a nice addition to the bucket.

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Count_Screamalot

I lived in Western Washington for an embarrassingly long time before I learned that those red berries were actually edible huckleberries. I had only ever experienced the standard blue ones.


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jackasstacular

I think those are


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shesinthehouse

I think you’re right. I’m finding both in the wood I frequent. The trailing blackberries are a little bigger and fatter.


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357magnummanchowder

Those red huckleberries are the exact same color and shape as salmon eggs. Just sayin ;) 🎣


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princessbubbbles

I'm the other way around! I have a few Spots where old cedar stumps and logs support 20+ year old red huckleberry bushes. Large plants with lots of unusually large berries (well, compared to normal red huckleberries). I also pick from any dewberry girls that produce fruit around there.


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shesinthehouse

Do you preserve the huckleberries or eat them fresh? They really do love to grow out of old stumps; that’s almost exclusively where I see them. I pick the dewberries for jam so the enjoyment lasts longer but pie is really the favorite.