Now more than ever is the time to grow something tasty from home and this is your chance to grow your very own crop of incredibly tasty blueberries on your patio – yummy!
This veritable super food 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!
Besides tasting great, blueberries will also provide true season-long interest for your garden with wonderfully fragrant tubular blossom in spring, followed by delicious fruits that form and colour up ready for picking from June onwards.
This collection will provide 3 months of harvest from June until August with each bush providing up to 5kg (over 10lbs) of fruit per season once fully established. Blueberries make brilliant patio plants and will grow perfectly in pots.
Do remember to use ericaceous (slightly acidic pH) compost though as all blueberries are lime intolerant. In autumn, the foliage will provide a bright flourish of scarlet colour before falling off for the winter.
The collection comprises 3 varieties, selected for their wide continuous harvest period and ease of growth in your home garden.
Early: 'New Hanover' – The earliest cropping and a heavy cropper with fruits of a good size but with a wild blueberry flavour delicious!
Mid: Blueberry 'Blueray' – A popular, tasty mid-season cropper providing big crops of juicy sweet fruits.
Late: 'Ozark Blue' – The latest cropper within our collection providing a big crop of delicious berries it is one of the most popular varieties and a real favourite of chefs!