SLIDE SHOW: CULTIVATION OF LINGONBERRIES IN NORTHWEST GERMANY (VACCINIUM VITIS IDAEA)
Typical locations for wild lingonberries are glade Scots pine forests and marshy soils. Due to its dependence on climate the supply of wild lingonberries on the European market is irregular and sometimes insufficient. Following the suggestion of Prof. Dr. Liebster (Institute of Fruitgrowing, Freising) and a fruit wholesaler I started to concentrate on the cultivation of lingonberries in 1970. My practical experiences with other vaccinium plants (Vaccinium corymbosum) together with the scientific support of the Institute of Fruitgrowing facilitated my start.