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Vaccinium vitis-idaea 'Erntesegen'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vaccinium (vak-SIN-ee-um) (Info)
Species: vitis-idaea (VY-tiss id-uh-EE-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Erntesegen

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Edible Fruits and Nuts

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)
USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
4.5 or below (very acidic)
4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive rosepetal2 On Nov 5, 2013, rosepetal2 from Danvers, MA wrote:

The detail info on this cultivar published here is WRONG...I successfully grow Z6 this lingonberry cultivar as well as Koralle, Red Pearl, Regal. I have NEVER seen a white lingonberry...

"Erntesegen. High-yielding, with vigorous, upright growth. Plants grow 12 to 15 inches (31 to 38 cm) tall, and leaves are dark green. Berries are very large (0.41 gram) and are a bright dark red. The berries grow on the branch tips. Country of origin: Germany."

"Koralle. Moderate to high yielding but slow spreading. A popular, vigorous, bushy plant with an upright growth habit that is very easy to harvest. Plants are 12 to 14 inches (31 to 36 cm) tall, and leaves are light green. Berries are medium-size to large (0.23 gram) and pale to medium red. The berries grow on the branch tips and have a tangy flavor. Country of origin: Holland."

2006 Oregon State University.

My pollinators -

1. Plant height is 12"-18" tall and spreading.
2. Plants are very vigorous and production is high: 1 to 1-1/2 pounds per plant.
3. Berry size is medium to large and bright red. Flavor is comparable to other Lingonberries with a sweet-acid flavor. Ripening is 1 to 2 weeks earlier than Splendor.
4. Plants seem to be free of diseases that attack other Vaccinium species. Red Pearl shows more resistance to Phytophthera root disease than other Vaccinium cultivars.

REGAL POLLINATOR LINGONBERRY Origin - University of Wisconsin
1. Plant height is 8"-15" at maturity.
2. Plants are vigorous and adapt well to transplanting.
3. Berry size is medium to large and deep red.
4. Berry quality is good and firm with good flavor.
5. Plant shows resistance to Phytopthera root disease.
6. Plant propagation prohibited.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Danvers, Massachusetts

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