All About Lingonberry

Latin name : Vaccinium vitis-idaea

The lingonberry is often collected in the wild and are rarely commercially cultivated. A popular fruit in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe the lingonberry is tart and bitter in taste.

Sweetened and cooked, lingonberries are most commonly eaten processed in the form of compotes, smoothies and jams.

Fruit fact...

The lingonberry can be preserved for months at room temperature by being simply placed in water.

Times of harvest

Northern Hemisphere

September, October

Significant countries of origin

North Europe, Russia