Oval-Leaved Blueberry, also known as Oval-Leaved Huckleberry, is a native food similar to the Black Huckleberry. It produces a sweet blueberry, highly prized for both fresh eating and cooking/preserving.
Berries can be made into jams, frozen berries, fruit leathers, and dried huckleberry "raisins". They are high in vitamins A, B, and C. They are also rich in antioxidants and can improve blood circulation!
Common Name Black Huckleberry, Oval-leaf blueberry Family Ericaceae USDA hardiness 3-7 Known Hazards None known Habitats Thickets, open woods, and peaty slopes. Vaccinium ovalifolium is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft 10in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 3. It is in flower in June. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid soils and can grow in very acid soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.