30 Bilberry Dwarf Shrub Seeds - Seed World
30 Bilberry Dwarf Shrub Seeds - Seed World

30 Bilberry Dwarf Shrub Seeds

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Bilberry Dwarf Shrub - Vaccinium Myrtillus

The bilberry is in close relation to the blueberry, with many of the same health benefits.
Bilberries are native to Europe and go by the monikers of whortleberry, huckleberry, or
European blueberries. Many food manufacturers process bilberries into preserves or juices,
and supplement manufacturers make extracts using berries.

Bilberries are similar to blueberries in looks and taste, and they also have a similar
antioxidant profile. Bilberries contain alkaloids, carbonic acids, anthocyanin, and other
phenolic compounds such as tannins, quercetin, catechins, and, pectin. These polyphenol
antioxidants have potent healing effects on the body, scavenging free radicals from the
bloodstream while improving cell health and communication

{Vaccinium myrtillus} is known as the European blueberry it produces flavorful blueberries
that are enjoyed alone and also applied in traditional European herbalism. A healthful
addition to any recipe, bilberry fruit can be used in infusions, smoothies, baking recipes,
trail mixes, and granola. Bilberries can also be macerated in liqueurs, vinegar, and syrups.

the European bilberry bush is a close relative of American blueberries, cranberries, and
huckleberries. It flourishes in damp acidic soil throughout temperate and sub-arctic regions
of the world. The bilberry has a long history of traditional use. The English used it as a
dye for wool due to its wonderful dark blue/purple coloring.

The antioxidant activity of phenolic acid contained in bilberry help maintain cell integrity and
fight free radicals.

Height:6-12 inches
Minimum Hardiness Zone: 5

Growing Info follow in order:

Scarification: soak in warm water, and let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: surface sow and keep moist, cover seedbed with some shade.