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Vaccinium vitis-idaea (lingonberry)


Wikipedia Abstract

Vaccinium vitis-idaea (lingonberry, partridgeberry, or cowberry) is a short evergreen shrub in the heath family that bears edible fruit, native to boreal forest and Arctic tundra throughout the Northern Hemisphere from Eurasia to North America. Lingonberries are picked in the wild and used to accompany a variety of dishes in Northern Baltoscandia. Commercial cultivation is undertaken in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Bee Flower Color [2]  Blue-Green
Flower Color [3]  White
Foliage Color [3]  Green
Fruit Color [3]  Red
Bloom Period [3]  Summer
Drought Tolerance [3]  Low
Edible [4]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Fire Tolerance [3]  Medium
Flower Type [4]  Hermaphrodite
Frost Free Days [3]  4 months
Fruit/Seed Begin [3]  Summer
Fruit/Seed End [3]  Fall
Growth Form [3]  Rhizomatous
Growth Period [3]  Spring
Growth Rate [3]  Moderate
Leaf Type [4]  Evergreen
Lifespan [5]  Perennial
Pollinators [4]  Bees, Bats
Propagation [3]  Bare Root, Container, Cutting, Seed, Sprig
Root Depth [3]  12 inches (30 cm)
Seed Vigor [3]  Medium
Seeds Per [3]  9778 / lb (21557 / kg)
Structure [4]  Shrub
Usage [4]  A yellow dye is obtained from the leaves and stems; A purple dye is obtained from the fruit; Can be grown as a ground cover plant; It needs weeding for the first year or so; Plants are best spaced about 30cm apart each way;
Vegetative Spread Rate [3]  Moderate
Flower Conspicuous [3]  Yes
Fruit Conspicuous [3]  Yes
Height [4]  10 inches (0.25 m)
Width [4]  39 inches (1 m)
Hardiness Zone Minimum [3]  USDA Zone: 0 Low Temperature: -65 F° (-53.9 C°) → -60 F° (-51.1 C°)
Light Preference [6]  Mixed Sun/Shade
Soil Acidity [6]  Very Acid
Soil Fertility [6]  Infertile
Soil Moisture [6]  Moist
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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
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22Rhagoletis mendax Curran (Insecta: Diptera: Tephritidae), G.J. Steck, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, and J.A. Payne, USDA-ARS, Southeastern Fruit and Nut Research Laboratory, July 1998
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