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Mikko Raatikainen, Jarmo Huovinen, Merja-Leena Koskela, Maija Niemelä, Terttu Raatikainen, Esko Rossi

Metsä- ja suomarjasadot Väli-Suomessa.

Raatikainen M., Huovinen J., Koskela M.-L., Niemelä M., Raatikainen T., Rossi E. (1984). Metsä- ja suomarjasadot Väli-Suomessa. Silva Fennica vol. 18 no. 3 article id 5214. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a15393

English title: The yields of the edible wild berries in Central Finland.

Abstract

A study on wild berry-bearing plants was made in five municipalities in Central Finland during 1978–81. Yield of lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.) was 8.0 kg/ha of forest area. Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) produced 4.3 kg/ha and black crowberry (Empetrum nigrum coll. L.) 1.5 kg/ha. Lingonberry comprised 40%, bilberry 27% and black crowberry 14% of the total berry yield. Any other species produced less than 10% of the total yield. Lingonberry produced high yield in clear-cut areas and in old Scots pine dominated forests but bilberry production was restricted almost completely to old sparse forests.

The total lingonberry yield in Finland was estimated as 180 million kg and the total bilberry yield as 150–200 million kg. About 80% of the lingonberry yield and 60% of bilberry yield was judged to be gatherable on the basis of the yield.

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Original keywords
marjasato; luonnonmarjat; puolukka; mustikka; variksenmarja

English keywords
wild berries; berry crop; lingonberry; bilberry; blueberry; black crowberry; Vaccinium vitis-idaea; Vaccinium myrtillus; Empetrum nigrum

Published in 1984

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