BOTANICAL NAME: Vaccinium angustifolium
GB CULTURAL INFO: Zones 2-6 Matures 5 yrs/Height 3’
Everyone knows and loves these beautiful and tasty fruits, now touted for their high anti-oxidant levels. Known as well for improving eyesight, especially night vision. This particular blueberry is a wild lowbush type, hardy to the arctic and tolerant of poor, wet, acid soils. White blossoms in spring, with red leaves in the fall. Grows slowly to a small bush. If your soil is alkaline, you may want to grow in a pot. Needs winter chill, so is not recommended for very warm-winter areas. Hard to get seed.
SEEDS PER PACKET: 50 seeds
SEED SOURCE: C
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