blueberry 'Aurora' (PBR)
blueberry - very late-season fruiting
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soil or ericaceous compost in a pot.
- Rate of growth: average
- Other features: pink flowers fading to white in spring
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Large, medium to dark blue fruits are produced in high quantities very late in the season on this vigorous blueberry. The fruits ripen over several weeks and should be picked when fully ripe, which is when they are at their sweetest - unless you like your blueberries slightly tart. Forming a slightly spreading shrub when mature, it can be grown in a large pot filled with ericaceous compost if space is limited.
- Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Prune in winter, cutting out dead or damaged branches. In spring, feed with sulphate of ammonia, sulphate of potash and bonemeal and top-dress with ericaceous compost.
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