Bilberry picking has already started in the Omsk region. The berry is used in Russia for a thick fruit drink, jam, and for cakes. Bilberry is sometimes frozen. In many regions people can make good money by gathering bilberries.
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13:5222/08/2012The genus name Vaccinium (Lat. “of or relating to cows,” from “vacca” – “cow”) is used to refer to the bilberry because cows the eat leaves of some types of the berry. The Russian word for bilberry, “chernika,” means “making the hands and mouth black.”>>