blueberry - late season fruiting / Vaccinium 'Brigitta'
- in stock
- 2 litre pot
- Standard £4.95
- Next / named day £7.95
This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soil or ericaceous compost in a pot.
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Bred in Australia, the flesh of this late-season blueberry has a firm texture that resists bruising, and that makes the fruit ideal for freezing or cooking - as well as eating straight from the bush.
- Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Blueberries can also be grown in large pots and containers if ericaceous compost is used. Prune in winter, cutting out dead or damaged branches. In spring, feed with sulphate of ammonia, sulphate of potash and bonemeal and top-dress with ericaceous compost.