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Lingonberry, Mountain Cranberry, Cowberry, Foxberry
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

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Shrubs

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

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:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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

Danvers, Massachusetts

Gardeners' Notes:

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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... read more