VACCINIUM corymbosum BLUEBERRY Pioneer 3L
Deciduous upright shrub with an arching bush growth habit. Produces small white/pink flowers followed by dark blue berries that have a sweet flavour. Eventual height and spread: 1.5m (5ft). Cropping season: August. Self fertile, but cross pollination will encourage a greater yield.
This plant is supplied in a 3L pot.
Plant 1.5m (5ft) apart in rows 2m (6ft) apart.
Plant in an open sunny spot in a moist acid, but well-drained soil. Can also be sucessfully grown in pots with ericaceous compost.
Soak the root-ball before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root-ball or pot. Mix an organic soil improver and general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly with lime-free water until established.
Thin out dense bushes by reducing branches by one third every 2-3 years in winter. Apply a general fertiliser in spring.