OTHER COMMON NAMES: Bake Apple / Baked Apple Berry
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rubus Chamaemorus
COLOR: White Flowers / Amber Colored Berries
PLANT SEEDS: Fall sow seeds or cold stratify
BLOOM TIME: Flowers June - Aug
HARVEST: Fruit July - Sept
HARDINESS ZONE: 2 - 9
PLANT HEIGHT: 6 - 12"
PLANT SPACING: 24 - 30"
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun
SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Wet
QUANTITY: 10 Seeds
OTHER: These low growing hardy plants bear delicious edible fruit called Cloudberries. They are considered a delicacy, & are very difficult to find at the market, & are very expensive when they can be found, so this is an excellent choice to grow for yourself. The fruit is similar in size & shape to a raspberry, & is high in Vitamin C. The amber colored berries are sweet, soft, & juicy. Enjoy them fresh, in jams, or make "bakeapple pie" or "Eskimo ice cream". Cloudberries are popular in The Nordic countries & are used in a wide variety of sweets, deserts, & liquors. The berries also store well, & can be preserved in their own juice or frozen.
The Cloudberry is native to cool moist areas ranging from arctic, alpine, wet meadows, & tundras. The plants are able to tolerate extremely cold conditions, all the way down to -40F! (Yes, MINUS 40!) It is dioecious, so both male & female plants are needed for the pollination. The pretty 1" white flowers can sometimes have red tips on the petals, & will be visited by bees including bumble bees. It is also a butterfly host plant, & birds & other small critters will enjoy any berries you might accidentally leave behind!
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Jul 15, 2019
Seeds arrived in great shape and are currently undergoing the stratification process. Thanks!
Jun 27, 2019
Thanks. Can't wait to grow these.
Jun 22, 2019
Very excited, so many thanks again!
Jun 19, 2019
Great seeds, fast shipping with nice packaging. Thank you!
Jun 6, 2019