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Blueberry 'Earliblue'

Vaccinium corymbosum, Highbush Blueberry

Hardy Shrub

Self fertile. An early maturing variety producing large, light blue, sweetly flavoured berries that hang in medium sized clusters from the beginning of July. When grown with late fruiting varieties, Blueberry ‘Earliblue’ can extend the fruiting season by several weeks. This substantial blueberry bush also makes an attractive shrub for the patio or acidic borders, bearing masses of sweetly scented creamy white flowers in spring, and fiery crimson autumn foliage. Blueberries are packed with health-boosting compounds and are especially delicious in pies, muffins and jams. Our sturdy 1.5 litre potted vaccinium plants will begin to fruit 1 year after planting. Height and spread: 180cm (71”).

 


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 4-8 months.
Estimated time to best yields: 28-32 months (16-20 months for 3l potted plant).


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How to grow blueberries

 

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
April, May
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 1 x 3 litre potted blueberry plant

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    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    • £22.99
    • 1 x 1.5 litre potted blueberry plant

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    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    • £18.99
Blueberries require a well drained, acid soil in a sunny or semi shaded position. In areas where acid soil does not naturally occur, grow blueberry plants in patio containers using a mix of ericaceous compost and John Innes No. 3.
If possible, blueberries should be watered with rainwater because the lime contained in tap water will reduce the acidity in the soil over time. Blueberries will begin to produce fruit in their third year. As fruits begin to develop, cover the plants with netting to protect the berries from birds. From their third year, begin to prune out the oldest stems each autumn to promote new growth and maintain a healthy plant framework.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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