Vaccinium vitis-idaea var minus 'Ida'
Ida sports very large, flavorful berries and produces TWO crops a year, one in mid summer and again in the late fall, if temps are over the mid-50's during the first bloom in Feb-Mar. It is a vigorous growing, compact bush to only 8 inches tall, and starts producing its best yields after 2 years of establishment. 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. Lingonberries are very high in antioxidants.
They grow well in cooler parts of the U.S. Select one Red Pearl as a pollinizer for every 10 productive plants for best yields. These beautiful and productive groundcover plants are under-utilized and a must for American gardeners. They are also great grown in a pot, when roots are protected by draping foliage or shaded by another pot. Hardy to USDA Zone 2!
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