blueberry - mid-season fruiting
Use rainwater for watering, as this is more acidic, and keep soil moist, especially when fruits start to swell
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soil or ericaceous compost in a pot.
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Other features: light blue berries (July)
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Considered by many to be one of the most reliable croppers, this mid-season cultivar produces high yields of large, delicious fruits that are ready to pick in mid-summer. The vigorous bushes have an upright habit and show a good resistance to disease.
- Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Blueberries can also be grown in large pots and containers if ericaceous compost is used. 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.