We received Kalinka ™ Highbush Cranberry this new and promising variety from our good friend, Oleg Nedvyga. Discovered in central Ukraine, Kalinka™ forms a very attractive shrub with profuse, large, particularly tasty, bright red berries.
This valuable and attractive shrub is prized for its medicinal properties, fruit, and ornamental value. Highbush Cranberry features large clusters of snow-white flowers in the spring followed in September by bright red berries and striking reddish orange foliage. After frost removes their bitterness, the berries are used for preserves, candy and baked goods. The flowers, fruit, fruit and seeds are used in herbal medicine as a fever reducer, to lower blood pressure and treat heart disease.
Highbush Cranberry likes full t0 half day sun and grows 8 ft. or more in height. Pest and disease resistant, it is self-fertile and hardy to minus 30 degrees F., USDA Zone 3.
Latin Name: Viburnum opulus
Site and Soil: Kalinka ™ Highbush Cranberry likes full to 1/2 day sun and most soils.
Pollination Requirements: Highbush Cranberry is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Highbush Cranberry is hardy to minus 30º F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. in height
Fruit Skin: Bright red
Fruit Size: Large
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Highbush Cranberry is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 3