Thunderbird Blueberry bush

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

  1. shelleylondonhauka

    shelleylondonhauka Member

    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver
    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

    Messages:
    20,762
    Likes Received:
    581
    Location:
    WA USA (Z8)
    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 Forums Moderator 10 Years

    Messages:
    3,510
    Likes Received:
    233
    Location:
    sw USA
    Yes definately edible. The fruits are small, but said to be some of the most delicious huckelberries (I have not tasted them myself).
     

Share This Page