Vaccinium vitis-idaea 'Balsgard'
This heavy-bearing commercial variety was developed by the Lingonberry Program of the Swedish University of Agriculture. It has a 10" tall, compact stature and a less spreading habit than many other varieties. Its flavorful fruit is the largest of all lingonberries!
Scandinavians love these fantastic edible evergreen ground covers that produce delicious cranberry-like berries great for sauces, jellies and cooking. They are attractive, easy-to- grow in your garden with bright red fruits the size of a small blueberry. They grow well in all but the hottest parts of the U.S. These beautiful and incredibly productive groundcover plants are under utilized and a must for American gardeners. They are also great grown in a pot. Lingonberries are very high in antioxidants. All are in 4 inch pots. USDA Zones 3-8.
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