blueberry - late season fruiting / Vaccinium 'Darrow'
- available to order from spring 2021
- 2 litre pot
This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soil or ericaceous compost in a pot.
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Introduced in 1965, this well established blueberry is still sought after for its ability to produce a good crop of firm, larger than average berries, which have a slightly tart flavour. Ready to harvest late in the season, they can be eaten straight off the bush, or used for making jams or pies.
- 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.