Dangleberry (Gaylussacia frondosa)

Shrub
Vaccinium frondosum. V. venustum.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Dangleberry
Gaylussacia frondosa
Ericaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Fruit – raw or cooked[2, 3, 62]. Sweet and juicy[11, 43, 235], they are good to eat[183]. The fruit is about 8mm in diameter[235].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – best sown in the autumn in a cold frame[200]. Stored seed requires 1 month warm stratification followed by 2 months cold[113]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots of lime-free compost and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer when they are at least 15cm tall. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[200]. Layering. Division in spring.
Requires a lime-free moist peaty soil, thriving in sun or part shade[11, 182]. Prefers partial shade[3]. The fruit is not often produced on plants growing in Britain[11, 182].
Eastern N. America – New Hampshire to Virginia, Alabama, Ohio and Louisiana.

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