- Half-hardy Shrub
- Tasty berries and beautiful blooms
- Brand new fruit high in Vitamin C
- Up to 300 berries per plant each year
- Unique flavour combining fig and kiwi
- Keeps on flowering while fruiting
A brand new strain of edible fuchsia berry from Thompson & Morgan's own breeding programme. Not only does the FUCHSIABERRY produce large sweet fruits packed with vitamin C and nutrients, it also produces beautiful blooms right through to autumn.
This fuchsia plant is the perfect addition to garden displays, but the heavy fruit yields make the Fuchsia Berry a worthwhile addition to allotments too, helping to create a pretty and productive plot! Though frost tender, the FUCHSIABERRY can be kept through winter if protected in a sheltered spot or in a greenhouse.
The fruits have a flavour somewhere between a fig and a kiwi. Each plant will produce up to 300 delicious juicy berries, FUCHSIABERRY is partially self-fertile and will crop without a pollination companion; but for the heaviest crops it is best grown with other fuchsias.
Unlike other Fuchsia varieties it will keep on flowering even when producing fruit - right up to the first frost. The FUCHSIABERRY is set to change allotments and flower borders in the UK. Height 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").
Culinary note: Add the beautiful coloured flowers to salads, crystallise them for a sweet garnish or add them to jellies for an extra splash of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.
- Ideal For:
- patio, wildlife gardens, specimen plant
- Flowering Period:
- June, July, August, September
- sun or semi shade
Plant hardy fuchsias into light, well-drained soil in sun or part shade. When growing in containers, use a quality, well drained compost such as John Innes No.3. Pinch out the growing tips of your fuchsia plants once, to promote bushier growth and more flowers.
Feed and water plants regularly throughout the growing season. Deadhead faded fuchsia flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced. Apply a deep mulch of bark around the base of hardy fuchsias in autumn to protect the roots from winter cold. Take care not to mound mulch up against the main stem. Prune stems back to a low permanent framework in spring.
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By Pam Allott 09-11-2016
Although 2 of the plants died, the other 3 have grown ok and are still flowering/berrying now (9th Nov). You have to let the berries ripen on the plant before picking and eating them - they are very bitter otherwise.
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By Jane Kay 16-10-2016
I too decided to try these this year. While they have put on good growth and flowered well, (I have kept them well watered) they do not taste anything like a fig or kiwi to me, in fact the after taste is horrid! Will they improve given another year? Time will tell!
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