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Blueberry (L)

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Delicate white bell shaped flowers in spring followed by delicious vitamin packed berries. These well established Dorset-grown blueberry bushes are the popular 'Bluecrop' variety. They come in a 3 Litre pot and can be kept in this container or planted out into the ground.

This weeks blueberries are looking lovely for spring with a fresh flush of new growth and delicate flower buds as pictured. They make great gifts for gardeners and can be planted out now ready for a first crop later in the year.

60cm+ tall in a 3L Pot

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Looking after your Blueberry Bush
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Also known as Bilberries, blueberry bushes produce delicious berries, great for fruit salads, pies, jams and of course Muffins. This blueberry bush is a heavy cropper and will do well in a sunny or partially sunny spot in the garden.
Blueberry plants need a moist well drained acid soil (a ph of 4.0-6.0 is ideal) to crop well, but they will also do well in a pot on the patio. Blueberry plants have a very fine shallow root system making them susceptible to drying out. Water thoroughout the summer to ensure the soil remains moist. A thorough weekly drench should be fine in the ground, but if in pots you may need to water your blueberry bush more often. If you find the soil is drying out between waterings or if you will be away for a few days, you can always stand the pots in a shallow tray of water.
Over the summer, the white bell shaped flowers will develop into plump blueberry fruits ready for harvesting in August.
The most common source of problems with blueberry plants is underwatering it is essential not to let the fragile roots dry out. Water regularly and thoroughly. Blueberry bushes are generally quite resistant to pests and do not need pruning.
The fruits are ripe when they have turned a deep purple black and can be washed and eaten straight from the bush.

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Blueberries are sometimes also called Bilberries.
Small pale green flowers.
Clusters of blue juicy fruit every summer.
Blueberries have fine shallow root-systems so you need to make sure they don't dry out. The soil needs to be peaty (acid - ph of 4 to 6)
Season: May to Aug
Blueberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C. Eat them fresh from the bush, or use them in fruit salads, pancakes and muffins.
Further information available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/basics/techniques/growfruitandveg_growingblueberries1.shtml

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