Jul. 5, 2019

Huckleberries

Here we're a little closer, and can see the resinous dots on the stem that distinguish this from blueberries. The fruit lacks the pale bloom often seen on blueberries. But in taste and quality, there's little difference. The bushes tend to be smaller, and a little more particular where they grow. Along the way to this item, I wondered how Huckleberry got his name. Turns out a century or more ago, huckleberry was a vernacular term for small or humble. One can understand the literary intent of implying the book is a small or humble effort. But the character is pretty bold for a huckleberry!