Empetrum nigrum BLACK CROWBERRY (20 seeds)


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Empetrum nigrum or black crowberry is a small shrub that bears edible fruits.
It is part of the Ericaceae family.
Found mainly in Chile, it is a ground cover plant that measures only a few centimeters in height.
Its leaves are small and fine like those of thyme.
Its seeds are brown in color and resemble those of goji.

In subarctic regions, this fruit was an essential supplement to the Inuit diet.
The high concentration of anthocyanin pigments can be used as a natural food coloring.
This small fruit tree looks a bit like the mountain blueberry or the fruits of the juneberry.

Its leaves and stems are used medicinally to treat many ailments.
Berry juice is said to be consumed for its benefits on the body.

The best time to germinate crowberry seeds is from March in order to stratify the seeds naturally.
It is also possible to stratify them artificially by placing them in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 months.
Then, sow the seeds in a tray of fine potting soil using a substrate based on horticultural potting soil.
Do not cover them then water gently with a hand sprayer.

Germination will begin 3 to 6 weeks after sowing.

  • Small rare edible fruits.
  • Reproducible and untreated seeds.
  • Resists the cold very well.
  • Beautiful ground cover plant.

Fruit plant seeds on sale to grow in the garden.


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Empetrum nigrum BLACK CROWBERRY (20 seeds)

Empetrum nigrum BLACK CROWBERRY (20 seeds)