blueberry - mid season fruiting
- 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: light blue berries (June-July)
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Firm and flavoursome mid-season fruits, form in large, easy to pick clusters on compact, very hardy bushes. Both the autumn foliage and bare winter stems are golden yellow, and this, together with the brilliant white spring flowers, makes it a valuable ornamental too.
These extra large bushes in 5-litre pots are mature 3-year-old plants of expected fruiting age.
- 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.