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Friday, January 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Huckleberries Online

Landers: Huckleberry pickers enjoying bumper crop

Taryn Thompson and her family picked 7 gallons of huckleberries in a marathon effort. (Taryn Thompson)
Taryn Thompson and her family picked 7 gallons of huckleberries in a marathon effort. (Taryn Thompson)

Rich Landers/SR Outdoors comments:

As predicted after seeing bountiful blooms during June hikes, the region is enjoying a bumper crop of huckleberries from all reports.

With so many berries around, pickers can be picky.   No need to harvest small less-than-ripe berries. Be judicious if you use huckleberry pickers -- gently bump the berries off rather than stripping them off and damaging leaves and branches.

Better yet, use your fingers.

Have at it. 

Leave some for the bears.

Q: How has your huckleberry picking been this year?




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.