LINGONBERRIES- Erntedank (Vaccinium vitis-idea)
Regular price $ 16.50
Origin: Albert Zilmer, Germany
3.5 inch container
Prefers full sun and poor sandy acid (pH 4.5–5) soils. Plant 12–18" apart in rows 3–4' apart. Produces 1-2 lbs of fruit per plant.
Plant height is up to 12 inches at maturity.
Flowering occurs in late summer producing high yields of fruit in October and November.
Fruits are large and deep red with excellent firmness.
The plants are disease resistant, growing healthy rhizomes and healthy foliage.
The cultivar was found in the wild in an upland moor west of Uchte, Germany. The German name Erntedank translates to Thanksgiving in English.
Lingonberries are close relatives to the blueberry and cranberry. The plants are native in some areas of North America, and are most abundantly found in the Scandinavian countries of Europe. The small red fruits are known to be very high in anti-oxidants with documented research that shows fruits contain an extreme abundance of nutrients. The fruits have a fresh aroma and the flavor is mostly tart with a slight sweetness. Fruits have a firm skin and can be stored for several month at cold temperatures.