Velvetleaf Huckleberry, Canadian Blueberry, Common Blueberry, Velvetleaf Blueberry, Sourtop Blueberry Vaccinium myrtilloides - Vaccinium canadense, Vaccinium pensilvanicum var. myrtilloides, Cyanococcus canadensis

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Botanical Name:

Vaccinium myrtilloides







Common Name:

Velvetleaf Huckleberry, Canadian Blueberry, Common Blueberry, Velvetleaf Blueberry, Sourtop Blueberry

Seeds Per Pound:
0.06 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
8-20 inches
Collection Locale:
Alberta, Canada
Crop Year:
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
In Stock: 0.06 lb
  • Vaccinium myrtilloides

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 49 seeds)
0.5 gram (~ 2502 seeds)
1 gram (~ 5004 seeds)
2 gram (~ 10009 seeds)
5 gram (~ 25022 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: surface sow on peat or sphagnum moss and keep moist by misting.
Other: 30-90 day cold stratification has been suggested.
In a Nutshell:
* Vaccinium myrtilloides is a low spreading deciduous shrub growing to 50 cm tall, often in small thickets. The leaves are bright green, paler underneath with velvety hairs. The flowers are white, bell-shaped, 5 mm long. The fruit is a small sweet bright blue to dark blue berry. Young stems have stiff dense bristly hairs. more...
* This native plant is also cultivated and grown commercially in Canada and Maine, mainly harvested from managed wild patches. Vaccinium myrtilloides is one of the sweetest blueberries known.
It is also an important food source for black bears, deer, small mammals, and birds. more...
* Requires a moist but freely-draining lime free soil, preferring one that is rich in peat or a light loamy soil with added leaf-mould. Prefers a very acid soil with a pH in the range of 4.5 to 6, plants soon become chlorotic when lime is present. Succeeds in full sun or light shade though it fruits better in a sunny position. Requires shelter from strong winds. There has been a lot of confusion over the correct name for this species, it is often called V. canadense. Dislikes root disturbance, plants are best grown in pots until being planted out in their permanent positions. more...
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