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Re: Huckleberries

Ginda Fisher wrote:

> Thank you - that would be great!  Send me your address and stuff, and I
> will send you postage.  It gets colder here than 9F (typically, we get a
> couple of winter nights below zero) but I think it may be worth a try
> anyhow.  It sounds like the perfect plant for the strip between my house
> and the backyard neighbor if it survives.
> Ginda Fisher
> 22 Linwood Road
> Wellesley, MA
> 02481
> franc@harborside.com wrote:
> >
> > Noticed your plea about them.
> > They grow wild in our forrest here on the Oregon Coast.
> > We have gotten down to 9 here and it did not kill them.
> > They are my wife's favorite berry for pies and eating on her cerial.
> > I don't think I have tasted a better pie than she makes out of them.
> > They get mostly no sun at all in our forrested lot.
> > It is 90% Sitka Spruce, about 150' tall and completely shades the
> > forrest floor. There is a tree about every 20 feet and the
> > huckleberries grow between them in the duff.
> > I imagine they would grow in an eastern oak forest just as well.
> > They seem to like the extremely acid conditions here.
> > If you want to pay for shipping I can send some seedlings by Priority
> > Mail.
> > They are weed here and I have to pull them up all the time.
> > The birds spread the seeds.
> > Sam

My mail address is 83601 Clear Lake Road
Florence, OR 97439

The last time I sent some east it came to about $7.