blueberry - mid-season fruiting / Vaccinium 'Patriot'
- Available in 4 weeks
- 2 litre pot
- Next / named day
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
Reliably producing a heavy crop of larger than average, firm-fleshed fruits, which ripen early in the season - and taste delicious! Hailed as having some resistance to disease, this vigorous blueberry will also add ornamental interest to the border or allotment with its spring flowers and fiery autumn foliage.
- 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.