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Blueberry vaccinium (late season) Blueberry vaccinium (late season)
Blueberry vaccinium (late season)
Blueberry vaccinium (late season)

Blueberry vaccinium

Grow your very own crop of incredibly tasty blueberries on your patio - delicious!
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Edible
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • Pick juicy and sweet, Super Berries from your own garden
  • Blueberries are packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and they taste great
  • Lightly fragrant blossom in spring, delicious fruits, ready to pick from August onwards
  • Perfect for patio pots so you don't even need a garden
  • An established plant in a 3L Pot
3L Pot - Item: 310122
Only £14.99
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Product Description

This veritable superfood is believed to carry all manner of health benefits and is recommended by health experts and dietitians accordingly. Packed full of vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants, they are not only really good for you, but they taste great too!

Blueberries provide true season-long interest and will produce lightly fragrant, bell-shaped blossom in spring, followed by delicious fruits that form and colour up ready for picking from August. In autumn, you get a flash of seasonal colour as the foliage will provide a bright flourish of scarlet before falling for the winter.

Easy to grow and look after, blueberries make brilliant patio plants and will grow perfectly in pots - do remember though to use ericaceous (acidic pH) compost though as all blueberries are intolerant of lime (alkaline soil). This late variety will provide a bumper harvest from August providing many pounds of fruit per season once fully established.

You'll receive a large, established plant in a 3L pot, ready for immediate planting. Plants reach approx 1-1.5m (3-5ft).

What Is Supplied

Item 310122 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 3L pot, ready for immediate planting

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • While tolerant of shade, blueberries crop better in the sun.
  • Cover plants with netting when in fruit, otherwise you'll just end up feeding the birds.
  • Pick over the plants several times as not all the fruit ripens at the same time.
  • Fruits can be left on the bush for a few more days after they turn blue for a more intense and complex flavour, when they'll also easily pull away from the cluster.
  • Although self fertile and able to produce a good crop on their own, blueberries yield much more heavily if planted near another one.

Care Guide

  • Plant in well-drained, acidic soil in a sunny, sheltered spot.
  • If your garden soil has a pH over 5.5, your blueberry is best grown in a pot, in ericaceous soil. Keep it well-watered, preferable with rain water - donít allow the soil to dry out.
  • Water blueberries with rainwater if you can as tap water will gradually raise pH levels.
  • Feed every month with a liquid fertiliser for ericaceous (lime-hating) plants.
  • If growing blueberries in the garden, add plenty of organic matter such as pine needles or composted conifer clippings. Avoid farmyard manure as it will scorch the roots.
  • Pruning is rarely needed in the first two years. After that prune in late Feb Ė early Mar, aiming to remove a proportion of old wood every year. Two year-old wood is the most productive.
  • Take out any damaged, dead, and diseased wood and prune out low branches that will lie on the ground when full of fruit.
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Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
150cm
75cm
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Blueberry vaccinium (late season)
Blueberry vaccinium (late season)
3L Pot
Item: 310122
Only £14.99