Purchase container-raised bilberries instead of bare-root stock since they don't like to have their roots disturbed.
Be sure to get at least two bushes for cross-pollination.
Keep these containers in a cool and moist area until they're ready to be transplanted in the spring once the ground is workable.
If you live a cooler zone, choose a planting area with full sun.
If you live in a warmer zone, choose a planting area with more shade.
Soil must be well draining and acidic for these berries to thrive in.
Work the soil to a depth of 8 inches and make a hole as big as the bilberry container and twice as wide.
Remove the bilberry gently from its container and place the root ball into the newly-dug hole.
Cover up the bulb with soil and add a 2 inch layer of mulch around the plant.
Bilberries require very little care, even less so than blueberries.
No fertilization is required.
Water only once the soil is dry.
Allow to ripen on the shrub and harvest in autumn for sweet tasting bilberries.