Propagating and Growing Bilberries
I haven't seen bilberries for sale in greengrocers/supermarkets for decades, but I remember the wonderful bilberry pies my Granny baked back in the 1950's, probably with fruit she picked in the wild.
I would really love to grow my own but hear that they are exceptionally hard to get started ( although they don't seem to suffer in the wild! ). I have just bought 50 seeds.....what next? I have plenty of rough acidic ground and am in Aberdeenshire, so it's certainly cold enough!
I'm not a fan of the American blueberry, what I want are good, old-fashioned British bilberries!
Any advice would be gratefully welcomed.
Ellis Peters 🌸