South of the Fraser

Surrey, Delta, White Rock and Langleys

Berry season - salmon and huckleberries

It's huckleberry season again!


Small and tart, huckleberries seem to love growing out of old stumps. Sometimes you can find the bush on the ground too. Apparently they like damp acidic soil, which makes those old stumps ideal! (source: Wikipedia) For someone with a lot of patience and time on their hands a huckleberry pie is an option, but for most people they're a tasty treat on a walk through a park or brush somewhere.

Green Timbers park in North Surrey has a profusion right now. There's even a trail called the Huckleberry Trail on the north side of 100th Avenue that seems to circle around a lot of them.

If memory serves me correctly, they should last until September.

Salmonberries finishing off


Salmonberries are nearing the end of their run for the year. For those unfamiliar with them they look similar to raspberries, but aren't as soft, or as sweet. Try to get the really ripe ones, and watch out for bugs. The bush is taller than the huckleberry and seems to grow in areas recently cut. (Wikipedia entry).

If you're out picking remember to leave a few for the next person (or bear) that wanders down the path.


Info on South of the Fraser River: Surrey, Delta, White Rock, City of Langley, Township of Langley, Fort Langley. Maybe a bit of Abbotsford, just for fun.

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