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be (someone's) huckleberry

dated To be well or perfectly suited to someone's job, need, or purpose. Primarily heard in US. You need someone to go break your brother out of jail? Buddy, I'm your huckleberry.
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be a huckleberry above a persimmon

dated To be better than average among similar things. Primarily heard in US. I reckon that horse of yours is a huckleberry above a persimmon, but you've got to know how to ride it for it to be of any use to you.

be a huckleberry above (one's) persimmon

dated To be somewhat or slightly beyond one's abilities or talents. Primarily heard in US. I'd like to help you fellas out, but I'm afraid herding cattle is a huckleberry above my persimmon.

be a huckleberry over (one's) persimmon

dated To be somewhat or slightly beyond one's abilities or talents. Primarily heard in US. I'd like to help you fellas out, but I'm afraid herding cattle is a huckleberry over my persimmon.

bet a huckleberry to a persimmon

dated To wager or reckon a very small amount (usually used in the negative). Primarily heard in US. I wouldn't bet a huckleberry to a persimmon that we'll see any share of that money.

huckleberry above a persimmon

dated Better than average among similar things. Primarily heard in US. I reckon that horse of yours is a huckleberry above a persimmon, but you've got to know how to ride it for it to be of any use to you.

huckleberry above (one's) persimmon

dated Somewhat or slightly beyond one's abilities or talents. Primarily heard in US. I'd like to help you fellas out, but I'm afraid herding cattle is a huckleberry above my persimmon

above one's bend

 and above one's huckleberry
Rur. beyond one's ability. Fixing those new cars with computers in them is above my bend. Joe's a good cook, but fancy desserts are above his huckleberry.
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Some people believe the vast majority of the wild berries picked as huckleberries are in fact a form of wild blueberry.
Huckleberries generally prefer sandy or peaty soil, but the black huckleberry can be found in low, rocky terrain as well.
Unlike the domestic blueberry, not all huckleberries are blue/black in color.
In addition, the wild huckleberries can usually be substituted in the place of blueberries in many recipes.
When the economy collapsed during the Great Depression of the 1930s and there were few jobs, people went into a berry frenzy, picking huckleberries by the bushel for canneries in the Bitterroot and Flathead Valleys.
It began in 1949 when Pamela Gates Siess' Grandma Eva cooked up a few batches of huckleberries and her Grandpa peddled the preserves to local stores.
For the census, the Bureau attempted to contact all major commercial huckleberry product manufacturers in Montana, but not the many informal manufacturers such as restaurants and ice cream parlors that may incorporate huckleberries in some of their primary products.
Here five cups of huckleberries serves 6 to 8, so a small amount should serve as a taste.
Most successful are recipes where huckleberries are used to their best advantage: to dress a cheesecake, fill a cake, top ice cream.
Other recipes seem a stretch, using huckleberries because you can, not because they go well there.
But there's more to huckleberries than the joy of free grazing.
Huckleberries are something more, an ephemeral bit of summer that reminds us autumn rains loom on the horizon.
Huckleberries, it turns out, are themselves a case study in diversity.
You say huckleberry, and most people think there's only one, but actually about a dozen different species of huckleberries grow in the Pacific Northwest," Smith explained before the group piled into Forest Service vans for the hourlong trip to their first stop at Tombstone Pass.
However, all the various varieties of huckleberries weren't as thick as Smith had hoped they would be when she first scheduled the hike last spring.