Bilberry taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Bilberry fruit (Vaccinium myrtillus) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Bilberry as it is a combination of genus (Vaccinium) and species (Vaccinium myrtillus). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Dillenhidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Bilberry is Ericaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Bilberry
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Bilberry that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Bilberry Facts are:
- Bilberries are used in manufacturing of alcoholic drinks.
- They are used to improve aromas of sorbets.
- The green extract of it's leaves is used in textile industry as natural dye.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Dwarf bilberry, Piper, bog blueberry, Northern bilberry, Mountain bilberry and Oval-leaved bilberry. It is not available in seedless variety.