A well-loved fruit that are fast becoming a staple in the garden, blueberries are both delicious and nutritious. Extremely high in vitamin C and full of anti-oxidants, they have been used over centuries to treat a multitude of different ailments.
Easy to grow in full sun or partial shade as long as they have acidic soils and reliable moisture. They will also thrive in pots filled with ericaceous compost if garden conditions are not ideal.
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.
Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soil or ericaceous compost in a pot.
Rate of growth: fast
Other features: light blue berries (June – July)
Hardiness: fully hardy