Huckleberries are a well known favorite wild berry found in the Flathead and over in the Plains, Thompson Falls area. This wild berry has not been domesticated, but this is a close 2nd. This Michigan Huckleberry also known as the Black Huckleberry is a native fruiting shrub found in North Eastern United States. These berries do grow best with an acidic soil between 4.2 – 5.5 just like blueberries and in sandy or rocky soil. Partial shade is preferred for this berry as well as maturing the plan in a pot for the first 2 years before transplanting into a prepared soil. These berries can be quite drought tolerant, but do prefer small amounts of water regularly. Making it perfect for the homestead, natural planting.