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Fruits in Slovenia (Bilberry)

Fruits in Slovenia (Bilberry)

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Datum izida:7/18/2002 10:00:00 PM
Oblikovanje:Matjaž Učakar
Motiv:Bilberry
Tisk:DELO - TISKARNA d. d., Ljubljana
Izvedba:4-colour offset
Papir:Chancellor oba free L.S.PVA GMD 102 g, gumiran
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Fruits in Slovenia (Bilberry)

<p><b>Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.)</p></b><p>Preferring acid soils, bilberry is an under-shrub common in woodland throughout most of Slovenia, though it can also be found as a monoculture on the mountain pastures. This wild fruit is the only fruit species thriving in a shady position under tall trees, and in some parts of Slovenia represents an important source of income for pickers who harvest the berries in the summer. Bilberry is a deciduous shrub growing from 15 to 50 cm in height depending on the soil and lihgt avaiable. It has strongly angled branches and small oval leaves that fall off in the autumn. The bell-shaped flowers are snow-white in colour. They are followed by dark-blue berries, which grow singly or in pairs at the leaf axils. The fruit is juicy, sweet to slightly acid in flavour with a pleasant, characteristic aroma. The juice is deeply coloured and its stains are hard to remove from clothing. The berries can be used to make bilberry juice, jams and jellies or they can be dried to make an excellent fruit tea during the winter. One should not forget the excellent bilberry brandy, a traditional drink in some parts of Slovenia. </p><p>Prof. dr. Franci Štampar