Extend the season blueberry collection
(shipped in 5-7 working days)
- 2 + 1 FREE 2lt pots
- Position: full sun
- Soil: prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soil or ericaceous compost in a pot.
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Other features: edible blue berries
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Packed with antioxidants, and high in vitamin C, blueberries are regarded as a 'superfood'. There is a long list of maladies which these little fruits are said to help relieve, including poor vision and circulatory problems. Regardless of this, they are simply delicious, and few people can resist them. This makes them a must-have even in the smallest garden where they can be grown in large pots filled with ericaceous compost. We have put together this collection of three cultivars, which will ensure you extend the fruiting season for as long as possible. You will receive one of each of the following varieties.
- blueberry 'Duke': (early season fruiting)
As it flowers later than many other cultivars, and therefore is not so badly affected by the spring frosts, this is one of the most productive blueberries. It will produce an early crop of firm-fleshed, mildly sweet fruits that store well. Grows to 2m tall. Supplied in a 2-litre pot.
- blueberry 'Bluecrop': (mid season fruiting)
A mid-season cultivar, which produces a crop of deliciously full-flavoured blueberries. Generally regarded as one of the best, it shows a good resistance to disease, and consistently provides a high yield. Grows to 2m. Supplied in a 2-litre pot.
- blueberry 'Darrow': (late season fruiting)
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. Grows to 1.8m. Supplied in a 2-litre pot.
- 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.