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Bilberry - Packet of 25 Seeds

$1.99

Vaccinium myrtillus
Bilberry
Plant Type
perennial shrub
Plant Life
long lived
Hardiness
zones 2 - 7
Plant Placement
garden, container
Germination
cold stratify 30 days
Soil Needs
acidic, free-draining
Soil pH
ideal is 5.0
Soil Moisture
prefers dry to slightly moist
Soil Fertility
poor
Light
sun to partial shade
Height
8 - 12"
Width
18 - 24"
Spacing
18 - 24"
Planting Season
spring or fall
Years to Fruit
1 - 2 from seed
Years to Full Crop
2 - 4
Fruiting Time
spring, possibly fall
Foliage Color
dark green
Evergreen
yes
Need Pollinator
no
Fruit Color
deep purple or black
Fruit Taste
tart, lemony
Flower Color
white
Uses
fresh, preserves, wine, sauces, syrup, candy, pastries
Nutritional Content
high nutritive and therapeutic value

  • Manufactured by: The Strawberry Store

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