‘Balsgard’ LingonberryVaccinium vitis-idaea 12-15" tall. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences intro, Balsgard, Sweden, 2004.
Bright red glossy nutritious fruits are slightly smaller than lowbush blueberries. Tart until dead ripe, then has excellent flavor, richer and less astringent than cranberries.
Bred for high yields of very large deep-red berries. This vigorous upright slow grower is less sprawling than other lingons. May fruit twice in one season.
Vigorous shallow-rooted spreading groundcover. Native to the colder northern hemisphere. Incredibly tough and very hardy. Grown in Newport, Maine, by Carol Armatis of 3B Apiary. Z2. Maine Grown. (potted transplants)
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