Blueberries are more commonly found in the market than huckleberries because the former can be cultivated easily. Huckleberries can grow only in the wild areas of South Pacific. The following points will help you to understand them better.
Blueberries belong to Vaccinium genus and predominantly come from North America, but they can also be found in some parts of Asia and Europe.
Blueberries have some 20 species. Some of them are highbush (Vaccinium corymbosum), rabbiteye (Vaccinium ashei), lowbush (Vaccinium angustifolium var. laevifolium) and creeping blueberry (Vaccinium crassifolium) are some of the pure species of blueberry.
Blueberries blossom white to light green or pale pink flowers. Its fruit is identical to huckleberry and found in the same color. After ripening, it becomes black like huckleberry.
Huckleberries have about ten seeds which are hard and are like pebbles.
Blueberries are full of soft and tiny seeds.
Blueberries can be easily cultivated, hence they get proper water supply and other required resources. But this increases the water content in the fruits, diluting the fruit juice and making the berry bland to taste. Hence, huckleberries are tastier than blueberries.
- Plant height may vary from 1 to 12 feet.
- Plant types may be evergreen or deciduous, based on the climate and the species.
- The leaves usually do not vary in appearance as both of them have oval green leaves.
- They both require high acidic soil with about 4.0 to 6.0 pH.
- They need proper moisture but at the same time, well-drained soil.
- Organic matter may help in the proper growth of the plant.
- They require full sun to partial shade, they can also grow well in an open woodland setting.
- They are rich in vitamin B and C which helps in reducing blood sugar.
- They are also helpful in relieving urinary tract infections, heart attacks, strokes, etc.