Bilberries are found in Europe, northern Asia, Greenland, and the Western parts of Canada and United States.
Bilberry fruits are used to make jams or in pies, sometimes in combination with other forest fruits.
For nearly 1000 year, bilberry fruits have been used as a medicine for circulatory problems, diarrhea and other problems. Also leaves of bilberry have medicinal properties and are used for diabetes and other problems.
Basic information and facts
Bilberries grow in temperate regions in Europe, northern Asia, Greenland, and the Western parts of Canada and United States.
Evergreen or deciduous:
Climate and weather:
Bilberries grow in temperate and subarctic climates.
Bilberries are 15 to 60 cm tall.
Type of soil:
Bilberries grow well in very acidic, nutrient-poor soils.
Bilberries are harvested by hand picking when the fruits are ripe.
Bilberries can be eaten fresh (right of the bush while walking in the forest) or they are used to make jams or as filling in pies and cakes, often in combination with other “forest” fruits.Fruits and leaves are used for their medicinal properties.
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