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Silver Creek Nursery Ltd.

Erntesegen Lingonberry

Erntesegen Lingonberry

Species: Vaccinium vitis-idaea

History: Erntesegen (translated from German as 'Harvest Blessings') was discovered by Albert Zimmer growing wild in a heathland in Western Germany in 1981. It was one of three varieties he collected, Erntesegen likely being selected for its large berries. 

Why We Grow It: Lingonberries are closely related to blueberries and cranberries, resembling cranberries in appearance and taste although they are a little sweeter. Like cranberries, they are best used to make excellent sauces, preserves, etc. Erntesegen in particular is known for being one of the highest yielding varieties of lingonberries and has large berries. It can produce two crops of berries, one in the summer and a better crop in the fall. 

Fruit Specs

Recommended Use: Cooking, preserving, jam, jellies, sauce, drying, juice, alcohol

Fruit Size: Large

Storage: Keeps up to two months when stored in the fridge

Harvest:

Growing Specs

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 3

Soil Preference: Well-drained acidic soil rich in organic matter

Flowering Time: Spring

Bloom Colour: White

Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating, this variety will produce fruit without a different lingonberry variety but will produce more and better fruit if one is present

Sun/Shade Requirements:

Partial shade to full sun (at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day), prefers full sun

General Growth Habits:

Plant reaches 30-50cm tall, highly vigorous and can spread easily, very productive.

Shipping vs. Pick Up

CLICK HERE to see how shipping compares to pick up.

Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

Size at Purchase

Our ungrafted fruit tree seedlings, nut tree seedlings, berries, and other miscellaneous plants are categorized into the following sizes excluding the roots:

  • 5-15cm
  • 15cm+
  • 30cm+
  • 60cm+
  • 90cm+

All of these heights exclude the roots since seedlings and some berries will often have a lot of root growth but relatively little vegetative growth (ex. our Shagbark Hickories seedlings are often 5-15cm above the soil but will have roots that reach 20cm+ in length).

Not all of our berries and seedlings will be available in all of these grades since growth rate can vary significantly across species and even varieties. While we remain competitive in our plant size, it's also worth noting we don't use synthetic chemicals to push vegetative growth, therefore you may find conventional nursery stock larger in some instances comparatively. 

Why plant small? It's best to transplant when a plant is young so it can establish its roots before it has a lot of vegetative growth. This is much less stressful on it and bareroot plants tend to catch up and even surpass larger potted ones planted at the same time, after a few years.

Orders that are cancelled last minute due to size (being "too small"), will still incur the applicable cancellation fees if the plants are true to our grading standards as per the agreement of sale when the order was placed.

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