How to grow Bilberry

Bilberry growing shrub‎ of the genus Vaccinium also known as European blueberry, Bilberry perennial deciduous plant, can grow in temperate, cold mediterranean or cold subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-8.

Leaves edible and mostly used as medical, leaves become red in the autumn or grow red and change the color to green,

Flower color Red or red green in bell shape grow in cluster

Bilberry fruits

Fruit color is purple-black, in the head of fruit there is little crown

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Requirements for Bilberry growing and care:

Acid soil, iron, chilling hours, mulch, low nutrient

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Some virus attack a lot of verity

Planting season:
Winter, spring

Pests and diseases:
Virus, aphids

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Weak and dead branches

Size of the plant?
0.3-1.5 m, 1-5 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Red or red green flowers in bell shape grow in cluster

Pollination is done by:

Edible fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Bilberry fruits?
Eaten raw, jams, juice, beverage

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
1-2 years

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
Spring / Summer

How to harvest the leaves?
Not next to fruit or flowers

Information about leaves:
Oval leaves, red when young or in the autumn

Uses of Bilberry leaves:
Beverage for medical

Scientific Bilberry:

Vaccinium myrtillus

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


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Watering plants

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