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  • Bluecrop Blueberry Bush

Bluecrop Blueberry Bush

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£12.99 (UK Delivery from £4.95)
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  • Use: Cooking and eating blueberry
  • Cropping period: Early/mid season (August)
  • Pollination group: Self Fertile

The Bluecrop blueberry bush provides large blueberries on a bush with a slightly upright growing habit. Bluecrop Blueberry Bush produces masses of large, pale blue fruits with a good flavour that can be eaten fresh from the tree or used for culinary purposes such as baking blueberry muffins. A super food the blueberry is packed with vitamin C and dietary fibre. This Blueberry plant will provide attractive spring flowers shaped like tiny bells and vibrant red autumn colour. Bluecrop Blueberry Bush is self fertile so only one is required to set fruit although in a pair, of two different varieties, it will produce better crops - you'll find a range to choose from here at Fruit Trees Direct

Blueberries

Planting distances

Space between plants 5 ft

Planting Blueberries

Full sun is preferred but partial shade will be tolerated. Choose a position that is out of strong winds where possible. Ideally blueberries need to planted in containers to achieve the high level of acidity that they require. Use an ericaceous compost and follow our guide to planting trees into containers. Water in, ideally using rainwater. If your soil is very acidic then dig a 2 foot square area removing all weeds. Spread a bucket full of compost or well rotted manure into the planting area and fork it in, loosening the soil in the bottom of the trench. Once the soil in the trench is reconsolidated you can add some Growmore, sprinkled over the surface. Plant to the same level as the top of the soil of the rootmass. Backfill the hole and tamp down gently. Water in, ideally using rainwater. Initial pruning - No initial pruning is required.

Picking & Storage of blueberries

Pick when fully coloured, taking a full cluster rather than individual berries. You may have to go over the bush several times. Store in the fridge for 2 or 3 weeks or eat fresh, freeze or use in pies, muffins and jams.

Feeding & Mulching blueberries

Apply a general fertiliser such as Growmore or a fertiliser for acid loving plants around each plant in March. Mulch with peat or another acidic mulching agent in spring.

Seasonal Care of blueberries

Keep weeds at bay by hand pulling. During any summer long, hot, dry spells water well (ideally with rainwater), especially as the fruit begins to swell. Net your plants to protect from birds when the fruit is ripening if not in a fruit cage.

Pruning blueberries

In November - March cut out any dead or diseased branches. Also cut out a few older branches that have borne fruit.

Delivery

Bare root and rootballed trees can only be dispatched from November - March. Pre-order is often advisable.

Delivery Timescales

The vast majority of orders are dispatched within 7 days. If for any reason we cannot dispatch your order we will contact you. We aim to keep the full range of fruit trees in stock at all times to insure an efficient service.
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Delivery Charges

England and Wales

Carriage is charged at between £4.95 and £24.95 depending on the individual order and is calculated at the checkout.

For UK off shore deliveries please contact us on 01257 265232 or via email sales@fruittreesdirect.co.uk

Scotland

Scottish postcodes G, EH, ML, KA, DG, TD are charged as ‘England and Wales’ above.

Only items below 2.5 metres in height that are not deemed ‘heavy’ or to be of unusual shape can be ordered for delivery in KW, IV, AB, PH, PA, DD, KY, FK postcode areas of Scotland and are delivered by courier. Carriage will be charged at between £29.95 and £39.95 and is calculated at the checkout.

For UK off shore deliveries please contact us on 01257 265232 or via email sales@fruittreesdirect.co.uk

Sorry, we do not deliver to overseas

 

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Discounts

We are happy to provide our customers with a single tree but at the same time we realise that for those ordering large quantities of trees it is only fair to do so a good price. If you are looking to purchase a large number of trees then please feel free to get in touch and we will see what we are able to offer you.