Extend the season blueberry collection

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • 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 anti-oxidants, and high in viamin 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 fruitingAs 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 3-litre pot.
  • blueberry 'Bluecrop' : mid season fruitingA 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 3-litre pot.
  • blueberry 'Darrow' : late season fruitingIntroduced 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 3-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.

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Vegetable suggestions for a shady veg. garden! Hello I have raised beds for veggies in my new garden. One bed gets sun most of the day whilst the other gets only a little sunshine .Could you please help with a list of fruit and veg to grow in each of them. Many thanks

Judith

Hello There, I'm afraid you will have trouble getting a bumper yield of any of the edible crops if the bed receives little sun, as most of them need full sun. Ones that tolerate some shade include radish, potato, borage, horseradish, blueberry, blackberry and tayberry - all the others will flourish in the sun. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Blueberry plant in pots? Hello I have just taken delivery of three blueberry bushes and would like to plant them up into pots, but I am not sure what size pots I should use, or should I plant them on into larger pots at a later stage? Can you advise me please? The plants I have are "Nui," "Bluecrop" and "Ozarkblue". I realise they need ericaceous compost. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Many thanks Anne

Anne Meyjes

Hello Anne, You can either pot them up into an intermediate sized pot initially (say around 35-40cm diameter) and then move them up to a largish pot (around 60cm+) in a year or two, or pot them straight out into the larger pots. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Blueberries in a pot..... Next year I want to grow Blueberries in a tub - 'Bluecrop' looks good. Do I need to have more that one plant for fruit? And what size tub would be suitable? Thanks Kath

Kath Scott

Hello Kath, These plants are self fertile so they do not need a pollinating partner, although you will often get a bigger crop if they do have one. You should aim to get a pot at least 60 x 60cm and fill it with ericaceous compost. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Thanks - I'll sort the pot out and then place an order. Kath

Kath Scott

Fruit trees for north facing wall? Hello, I would like to grow some small fruit trees in containers against a north east facing wall. Any advice on what varieties would suit these conditions? Many thanks, Tammy

Tammy

Hello Tammy, I'm afraid most fruit needs a good amount of sun to flourish, so this a north-east wall is really not an ideal spot. I don't think any of the trees will thrive, however you could try either Blueberries or a Tayberry. I'm sorry not to be more help.

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Blueberry plants Hi I have 2 Blueberry plants,- can you give me any help as to how I can grow more berries, and how do I protect them through the cold winter? Thank you Mary

mary curreri

Hello Mary, The plants are fully hardy so you don't need any protection in the winter. If you want to push the plant into producing more fruit, then you could feed them with Sulphate of Potash, which will give them a boost. I hope this helps, Helen Plant Doctor

Helen

Where are the blueberries? Please can you give me some advice about my Dad's blueberry bushes. They have been in the ground for several years but to this day no fruit. Do they not like being in the ground? My Dad is all for digging them up but they do look very healthy. Many thanks.

Julia Conway

Hello There, There are a number of reasons why plants don't flower or subsequently go on to produce fruit. These include too much shade, not enough water or nutrients, or pruning at the wrong time of the year. I am not really sure why your Dad's have not produced fruit, but you can often give them a bit of a push by feeding with a high potash fertiliser.

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Has my Blueberry bush died? I purchased from you last spring a Blueberry. It arrived in good condition and after planting in a suitable sized pot it grew and thrived - and even produced some blueberries. I understood this to be hardy, but in the autumn it lost all its leaves. What's gone wrong?

MAVIS ALEXANDER

Many Blueberries are deciduous, so they do lose all their leaves in the autumn and don't put on new ones until the spring. This is a natural part of their life cycle and won't affect their long term health and vigour. Therefore, I would not give up on yours just yet, but do keep a look out for new growth in the spring.

Crocus

What soil for my Blueberries? Can you tell me what soil type is best for growing Blueberries?

NICOLA KAY

Blueberries prefer moist, well-drained acidic soil, but they will grow in sandy or normal soil too. In a pot, your best option would be ericaceous compost.

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