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Questions About Huckleberry Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
January 26, 2014

Q. Green Spiders on My Huckleberry Plants

I have green spiders that develop on my huckleberry plants as the fruit starts to ripen. Is there a way of disposing of them organicically? I really hate to spray, as the berries taste so good as they are. They don’t really bother me, but over the years there seem to be getting more and more of them.

Answered by
Nikki on
January 26, 2014
Certified Expert
A.

Spiders don't harm plants and can be beneficial in keeping unwanted pests from getting at the fruit and plant. If there seems to be very many of them, the best organic method would be to simply use your water hose to spray down the plants and knock the spiders off. It won't get rid of them all, but will reduce how many there are of them. To be honest, if they do seem to be hanging around, they are probably well fed off pests from the plant and may be keeping your fruit safe from those pests.

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Asked by
sill.rachel0 on
April 6, 2016

Q. Huckleberry

Do they need to cross pollinate?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 7, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

Huckleberries do require cross pollination.
Plant several of the same species for an abundant yield of berries.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/huckleberries/huckleberry-plant-care.htm

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Asked by
Jim dion on
June 16, 2016

Q. Huckleberry tree turning yellow

We live in Chicago. We have a huckleberry tree that has been doing great over the years. It is now losing leaves, turning yellow and looking droopy. Are we watering it too much? Too little? Is it a fungus? What else?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 17, 2016
Certified Expert
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Excess watering can cause yellowing leaves, if the roots sit in soggy soil, the plants can suffer root rot. Leaves would turn brown and plants can die off.
Make sure the soil is draining.
More serious causes of yellowing leaves could be herbicide injury or Botrytis Stem or Leaf Blight.
The links below will help you determine the cause of the plant yellowing.

http://www.fruit.cornell.edu/berrytool/blueberry/leaves/BBleafbrowning.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/huckleberries/huckleberry-plant-care.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plant-leaves-turn-yellow.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 27, 2017

Q. Huckleberry Trees

I recently rented a home in Sacramento County, California. There is a huge huckleberry tree growing in the backyard. It is covered with berries. Are the berries edible and safe for making jam/jelly?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 27, 2017
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Asked by
alwright on
June 15, 2017

Q. huckleberry of southeast Tx. Where to buy plants?

I want to obtain wild huckleberry plants found in southeast Tx (zone 9) and zone 8 in south La.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 16, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Try your local garden centers and greenhouses.

Do a Google search for growers that can ship to you.

Try Ebay and Etsy, they can be good sources for plants; but always check their Feedback before purchasing.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 13, 2018

Q. Huckleberries

I planted in the shade three Huckleberry plants about 4 years ago and they are about four feet tall now. They flower like crazy and have lots of visiting bees. I water and feed them like I do my Blueberries. The Blueberries fruit like crazy, but for some reason the Huckleberries never fruit. My question is: Does the Huckleberry plant need to be some may years old in order to produce fruit?

Thank you for your help,

Karen

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 13, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

If plant care is good and nutrition and environmental conditions are met you can expect to get fruit in 3 to 5 years.

Full production can take 10 to 15 years. So, likely just more patience is needed.

This link has more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/huckleberries/huckleberry-plant-care.htm

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