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Blueberry Chandler - 1.5 Litre Pot - MARCH DELIVERY

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DELIVERY MARCH 2023
Produces a wealthy abundance of juicy fruit that are simply bursting with the most delicious flavour. Enormous, firm berries are produced mid-late season, from the beginning of August until mid-September. Known to produce the largest blueberries!
Blueberries also make 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.We recommend two plants to help with pollination.
1.5 litre pot grown bush
Please note all fruit is sent separately from other goods.

SPECIAL OFFER
Buy any two Blueberry plants and use code BLU2 at the checkout for a discount.

Product Part Number: 93067

Pack Size: 1.5 Litre Pot

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Price (Inc. VAT): £17.10

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DELIVERY MARCH 2023

PLANTING

Blueberries prefer a sheltered sunny spot in the garden. But they can be grown in partial shade. They require an acid soil that has a high organic matter with a pH in the range of 4.0 -5.5. If kept in the container, an ericaceous potting compost should be used. If planted in the open ground, the soil must be acidic. In the garden plant 1.2m (4ft) apart, applying a dressing of bone meal. Once planted, mulch with bark to a depth of 10-15cm (4-6") this will help to retain the moisture. The plants should be ideally fed with a high nitrogen liquid fertilizer at 10 day intervals until they start to flower. From flowering until the fruit start to ripen, feed with a high potash fertilizer of the type used for tomatoes every 10 days.

PRUNING

Blueberries require little pruning which is carried out in winter. Remove any weak, or dead damaged or diseased wood, and in the first few years remove the tips of the branches. Blueberries fruit on branches that are 2-3 years old.

HARVEST

Birds can be a problem and bushes should be covered with netting just as fruit starts to ripen. Pick fruit when they have started to soften, this is 7-10 days after turning blue. The fruit can be frozen or stored in the refrigerator for about two weeks.

 

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