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
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
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Weak and dead branches
Size of the plant?
0.3-1.5 m, 1-5 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
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:
General information about the flower
Red or red green flowers in bell shape grow in cluster
Pollination is done by:
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:
How long does it take to bear fruit?
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