Origin: Albert Zilmer, Germany
- Plant height is up to 12 inches at maturity.
- Flowering occurs in late summer producing high yields of fruit in October and November.
- Fruits are large and deep red with excellent firmness.
- The plants are disease resistant, growing healthy rhizomes and healthy foliage.
- The cultivar was found in the wild in an upland moor west of Uchte, Germany. The German name Erntedank translates to Thanksgiving in English.
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: ErntedankLingonberry likes 1/2 day to full with filtered shade in hot region and moist acidic, well-drained soil
Pollination Requirements: Erntedank Lingonberry is self-fertile but plant with Red Pearl or any other Lingonberry for cross pollination and better crops.
Hardiness: hardy to -45° F.
Bearing Age: Our plants are of bearing age at time of sale
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