Thunderbird Blueberry bush

Discussion in 'Fruit and Vegetable Gardening' started by shelleylondonhauka, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. shelleylondonhauka

    shelleylondonhauka Member

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    I've always just let it grow, trimming to try and bulk it out; the leaves turn very pretty in the fall, and the birds love the berries. Are the berries safe to eat?
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Vaccinium ovatum 'Thunderbird' is UBC selection of native evergreen huckleberry. Certainly edible, often tart fruits of this species are esteemed by some.
     
  3. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes definately edible. The fruits are small, but said to be some of the most delicious huckelberries (I have not tasted them myself).
     

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