Regal Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idea)
The lingonberry is a close relative of the cranberry and blueberry. This evergreen plant yield hundreds of small bright red berries. Research demonstrates that the fruits have health benefits. The plants grow 6-12 inches tall and are stoloniferous, spreading outward several feet within six years, if not trained. The plants grow slowly and are not invasive, as they are native. The plants will begin to produce fruit by the third season and begin to spread naturally. Small open bell-shaped flowers appear in the late summer; green fruits appear quickly, changing to deep red in fall. The plants and fruits have many uses both as an evergreen ground cover and as a food crop, and the edible fruit that has many culinary uses. We recommend two or more cultivars for optimum pollination needed to obtain the largest fruits. The varieties we are offering are: Regal and Red Pearl.
- Plant height is 8″-12″ at maturity.
- Plants have a good vigor.
- Berry size is small.
- Berry quality is firm.
- Plants show some resistance to Phytopthera root disease.