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Blueberry Bluedrop
Blueberry Bluedrop
Blueberry Bluedrop
Blueberry Bluedrop
Blueberry Bluedrop
Blueberry Bluedrop

Blueberry 'Bluedrop'

If you think you know blueberries, then this new variety will make you think again
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Edible
Easy To Grow
  • Unusual teardrop-shaped berries
  • Continuous succession of blueberries
  • Refreshing sweet/sour taste
  • Perfect for pots
  • Established plant in 3L pot
3L Pot - Item: 310128
Only £14.99
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Product Description

A new type of blueberry, 'Bluedrop' brings a new dimension to this popular berry. Everbearing with teardrop-shaped fruits (hence its name) you'll experience a taste sensation with an abundance of balanced, sweet and sharp blueberries.

Produced on compact plants which reach around 60cm, the refreshing fruits mature in succession from the end of June until the first frosts, greatly extending the yield compared to traditional blueberries.

Easy to grow in ericaceous soil, they don't have complicated needs, so anyone can grow them from the most inexperienced gardeners to experts and, being smaller than the older varieties, they're ideal in pots on decks and balconies so you don't even need a garden.

Perfect for underplanting beneath normal blueberries for an extended crop, as a bonus they're semi-evergreen too, so make a decorative feature for most of the year.

Supplied as an established plant in a 3L pot, ready for immediate planting.

What Is Supplied

Item 310128 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 3L pot, ready for immediate planting. Plants reach 50cm x 50cm approx.

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 - don’t 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 – 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.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
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
60cm
50cm
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Blueberry 'Bluedrop'
Blueberry 'Bluedrop'
3L Pot
Item: 310128
Only £14.99