LINGONBERRIES- New Farm (Vaccinium vitis-idea)
Plant height is 12 to 15 inches at maturity. Shipped as 1" plugs.
A small flower set occurs in July with an abundant flowering occurring in September.
The plants are medium to high yields.
Fruits are medium to large and deep to light red.
Foliage is healthy and has shown no disease symptoms.
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.
Latin Name: Vaccinium vitis-idea
Site and Soil: New Farm Lingonberry likes 1/2 day to full with filtered shade in hot region and moist acidic, well-drained soil
Pollination Requirements: New Farm Lingonberry is self-fertile but plant with any other Lingonberry for cross pollination and better crops.
Hardiness: hardy to -45° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 YRS
Size at Maturity: 12″ tall and forms a great ground-cover
Bloom Time: summer and throughout fall
Ripening Time: Fall
Yield: 10 lbs of fruit per square yard of row
Pests & Diseases: Lingonberry is not bothered by pest or disease.
USDA Zone: 2-7