Blueberry Blue Crop (Vaccinium Corymbosum) Fruit Bush 3ltr Pot
About Blueberry Blue Crop
This superb mid season variety is without doubt the leading commercial blueberry to date. Vigorous upright growth reaching 4-6ft at maturity but can be kept compact by growing in a container. The high quality fruit has a good rich flavour and is borne in medium-large open clusters for easy picking. The firm berries are light blue in colour and are ideal for all purposes. Stunning bronze foliage in the autumn followed by attractive red stems in winter. Frost tolerant.
- Self fertile
- Planting Distance 1.5m apart
- Height & Spread 2m x 1.5m
- Crops Late July
The blueberry is one of the most popular fruits in the country. The blue crop is a fantastic mid-season variety that produces fruit from late July. It's small purple-blue berries bring ornamental appeal into the garden. This is a high-yield fruit that can be grown in a container or garden border. The large, round fruits are easy to harvest and hang from woody stems that also produce rounded green leaves which create a wonderful garden display. These wonderful berries have a subtle, sweet flavour and produce a lot of juice if crushed. Because of their subtler taste they are a wonderful fruit to use in baking, making fantastic muffins or pancake fillers.
How to grow blueberries
Choose a sunny, sheltered spot with moist, well-drained, acidic and light soil to plant your blueberry. The plant will tolerate a more shaded spot, but this will mean your fruits will take longer to ripen. Blueberries will not grow well in soil with a PH higher than 5.5, so you will get better results by planting in a container which makes the PH balance easier to control. Prune back in late autumn and look out for mildew.
How do I harvest blueberries?The berries start to ripen from mid-summer onwards, changing from green to dusky blue when ready to pick. They won't all ripen at once, so check over plants several times. When ready, pull gently until the berry comes off the stem.
How do I store blueberries?
Blueberries can be eaten fresh or can be frozen in an airtight bag for later use. They also are a very good fruit for making jam.
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