Characteristics of lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) morphotypes selected for cultivation [Kultivuoti atrinktų bruknės (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) morfotipų charakteristika]. – Botanica Lithuanica, 10(1): 13–17

Five lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.) morphotypes collected in the wild were cultivated under field conditions for several years and characterised for their performance. The parameters of vegetative growth (area covered by a single plant, shrub height, shoot length, leaf size) as well as fruiting characteristics (number of florets per raceme, its size and colour of corolla; size, weight and number of berries) are presented. No one of the selected morphotypes distinguish among others with all major parameters. A trend was observed that the selected morphotypes slightly overcame lingonberry ‘Koralle’ according to their vegetative growth rates, while a bit higher yields were produced by the cultivar.

Keywords: lingonberry, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, morphotype, vegetative growth, flowering, fruiting, yield, shrub, shoot, berry.