Blueberry Gold Traube (Vaccinium Corymbosum) Fruit Bush 3ltr Pot
About Blueberry Gold Traube
Heavy cropping variety with a vigorous upright habit. Huge crops of large firm fruits with an aromatic flavour. The delicious berries are high in vitamins and ideal for freezing as they maintain their flavour. Superb display of pinky white, bell-shaped flowers in spring and outstanding autumn colour add to its appeal. This robust and reliable variety is also ideal for container growing.
- Self fertile
- Planting Distance 1.5m apart
- Height & Spread 1.5m x 1m
- Crops July/ August
The blueberry is one of the most popular fruits in the country. The gold traube is a heavy cropping and vigorously growing fruit that is ready to harvest from late July to August. It's small purple berries bring ornamental appeal into the garden. This is a high-yield fruit that can be grown in a container or garden border. The long, rounded fruits hang from woody stems that also produce ovular green leaves and pink-white flowers which create a wonderful, everchanging 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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