Red Candy Lingonberry
An especially attractive and improved variety from Europe, Red Candy is early flowering, compact, and produces large yields of berries that hang on the shrub for a very long time. While you can eat it straight from the bush, it is more popular in pies, jams and other tasty treats.
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: 1/2 day to full with filtered shade in hot region and moist acidic, well-drained soil
Pollination Requirements: 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 spreading, forms a great ground-cover
Bloom Time: summer and throughout fall
Ripening Time: Fall- Winter
Yield: 10 lbs of fruit per square yard of row
Pests & Diseases: Lingonberry is not bothered by pest or disease.
USDA Zone: 2-7