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Blackcurrant vs Bog Cranberry (Lingonberry)

Ribes nigrum

Vaccinium vitis-idaea

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

SAVE UP TO 67%

Blackcurrant
Bog Cranberry (Lingonberry)

Blackcurrant is a medium-sized shrub producing delicious, deep purple to black sweet berries suitable for jams, jellies, syrups and cordial.

Our Blackcurrant is grown from seed from the "Ben" series of Blackcurrant cultivars, developed by the Mylnefield Research Station in Scotland with a focus on cold hardiness and heavy commercial fruit production. Our seedlings will be slightly different due to hereditary differences but will be very similar to this series.

Bog Cranberry is a native, ground cover species. These plants generally produce one crop per year in summer. The plants have single blooms. Leaves are bright green, oval and alternate. New growth can be covered with fine hairs. Plants may spread 3 feet in width forming a dense mat which makes it attractive as an ornamental ground cover.

Wild crops of Bog Cranberry are harvested each year in Newfoundland (more than 200,000 lbs/yr). Harvest of wild fruit can no longer keep up with demand. In Europe, 80 million pounds per year of this crop is grown or harvested from the wild.

Bog Cranberry flowers are similar in shape to those of blueberry and may be white or pink in color. These berries are considered to be highly flavored but not as tart as cranberries.

Check out our YouTube video of this plant in the fall right here.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

BOG CRANBERRY (LINGONBERRY) QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 0.2 m (0.7 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Berries: tart, edible red berries
Flowers: white or pink flowers
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: low





Other Names: european black currant
Other Names: cowberry, dry ground cranberry, fox berry, foxberry, lingonberry, northern mountain cranberry, partridgeberry, rock cranberry, wolf berry, wolf-berry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes