Thread: Lingonberries
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:22 AM
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Originally Posted by bookwormom View Post
To me it looks like Mountain ash. Do they grow where you live and do you eat them?
I'm not familiar with them, but they are hardy to Zone 3. The berries look similar, only the lingonberries are redder, I think.

Originally Posted by wildturnip View Post
I read that they taste like cranberries except richer. Can you describe the taste?
The taste is unique, and also unique to the variety. I planted five varieties but didn't pay attention to which was which. The taste is similar to a cranberry, which would make sense, since they are related, but a bit sweeter when eating them raw and fresh than I can remember the couple of times that I've eaten cranberries off the bush. Cranberries are too tart for most people, unsweetened, and the same may be true of lingonberries, although they are somewhat sweeter than cranberries.
That's my opinion and I'm sticking with it unless someone yells at me or something.
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