Vaccinium vitis-idaea Up to 12" tall. Albert Zimmer intro, 1975. Collected in a wild heath near Uchte, Germany.
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.
Produces heavy yields of small- or medium-sized berries.
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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To ensure good fruit production, plant more than one variety. Plant 12–18" apart in rows 3–4' apart.