BLUEBERRY Sunset Blue 3L

£11.50

A mid-season semi dwarf variety reaching maximum height of 2-3ft making it ideal for compact gardens or container growing.  It has a highly branched compact habit and is the only variety to be totally self-fertile.

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Description

VACCINIUM corymbosum BLUEBERRY Sunset Blue 3L

Heavy cropping early Northern Highbush variety developed by PFR (Plant & Food Research) in New Zealand.  Sunset Blue has a vigorous, upright, open growth habit and produces medium-large sized fruits with a good flavour thick bloom and excellent keeping qualities.  Need to be aware that due to early flowering, can be vulnerable to heavy spring frosts.  Eventual height and spread: 1.5m.  Cropping season: June/July.

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 successfully grown in pots with ericaceous compost.

Planting:

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.

After Care:

Thin out dense bushes by reducing branches by one-third every 2-3 years in winter.  Apply a general fertiliser in spring.

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