A type of berry that grows on shrubs. The berries vary in color from red to blue, depending on ripeness. They are tart and similar to a blueberry in appearance and flavor.
Huckleberries don’t have a large commercial demand and remain in North America.
Huckleberries should not be confused with black nightshade (Solanum nigrum), also known as garden huckleberry, which is native to Africa.
New Oxford Book of Food Plants by John Vaughan et al. (2009)
The Oxford Companion to Food. 3rd ed., by Alan Davidson and edited by Tom Jaine (2014)