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Bog Cranberry (Lingonberry) vs Blue Crop Blueberry

Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Vaccinium x Blue Crop

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Bog Cranberry (Lingonberry)
Blue Crop Blueberry

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.

Blue Crop Blueberry is a high yielding, commercial highbush blueberry variety that is widely planted. If you're lucky enough to live in a suitable climate zone, Blue Crop Blueberry is a great choice. Its very large berries taste amazing. They are very firm and store well.

While this variety is self-pollinating, we recommend pairing Blue Crop Blueberry with Elliott Blueberry to increase the berry production of both varieties.

You must prune Blue Crop Blueberry to maintain its health and productivity.

Note: Blueberries require very specific soil conditions. They need well-drained soil with a pH between 4.5 and 5.0. If the starting pH of your soil is between 5.1 and 6.2 you can lower it by adding sulfur. We recommend against planting blueberries in soil with a starting pH greater than 6.2. Please do your own research before buying any blueberry plants.

BOG CRANBERRY (LINGONBERRY) QUICK FACTS

BLUE CROP BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 0.2 m (0.7 ft)
Height: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: orange-red
Berries: tart, edible red berries
Berries: big clusters of large, light blue berries
Fruit size: very large
Firmness: very firm
Flavor: slightly tart, excellent
Harvest: mid summer
Flowers: white or pink flowers
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: low





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