Blueberry Duke
Blueberry Duke
Blueberry Duke
Blueberry Duke
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Blueberry 'Duke'

Grow your own superfood.
  • Pick fresh, sweet, juicy berries from your own garden
  • Blueberries are packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and they taste great
  • Wonderfully fragrant blossom in spring, delicious fruits, ready to pick from July onwards
  • Perfect for patio pots
  • An established plant in a 2L pot

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2L Pot
Item: 310144
£14.99
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Now more than ever is the time to grow something tasty from home and this is your chance to grow your very own crop of incredibly tasty blueberries on your patio - yummy!

This veritable super food is believed to carry all manner of health benefits and is recommended by health experts and dietitians accordingly. Packed full of vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants, they are not only really good for you, but they taste great too!

Besides tasting great, blueberries will also provide true season-long interest for your garden with wonderfully fragrant tubular blossom in spring, followed by delicious fruits that form and colour up ready for picking from July onwards. then in autumn, the foliage will provide a bright flourish of scarlet colour before falling off for the winter.

As the blossom appears in late spring, it is rarely affected by frosts and you can expect a bumper harvest once fully established. Blueberries make brilliant patio plants too and will grow perfectly in pots.

Do remember to use ericaceous (slightly acidic pH) compost though when planting as all blueberries are lime intolerant.

Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot, ready for immediate planting out or potting up.

What Is Supplied

Item 310144 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot, ready for immediate planting. Flowers April-May, fruits July August. Grow inericaceous soil.  Will grow to approx. 2m (6ft tall) in ideal conditions.

Plant Care Information

Scented / Fragrant
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Edible
Edible
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

  • While tolerant of shade, blueberries crop better in the sun.
  • Cover plants with netting when in fruit, otherwise you'll just end up feeding the birds!
  • Pick over the plants several times as not all the fruit ripens at the same time.
  • Fruits can be left on the bush for a few more days after they turn blue for a more intense and complex flavour, when they'll also easily pull away from the cluster.
  • Although self fertile and able to produce a good crop on their own, blueberries yield much more heavily if planted near another one.

Care Information

  • Plant in well-drained, acidic soil in a sunny, sheltered spot.
  • If your garden soil has a pH over 5.5, your blueberry is best grown in a pot, in ericaceous soil. Keep it well-watered - donít allow the soil to dry out.
  • Water blueberries with rainwater if you can as tap water will gradually raise pH levels.
  • Feed every month with a liquid fertiliser for ericaceous (lime-hating) plants.
  • If growing blueberries in the garden, add plenty of organic matter such as pine needles or composted conifer clippings. Avoid farmyard manure as it will scorch the roots.
  • Pruning is rarely needed in the first two years. After that prune in late Feb Ė early Mar, aiming to remove a proportion of old wood every year. Two year-old wood is the most productive.
  • Take out any damaged, dead, and diseased wood and prune out low branches that will lie on the ground when full of fruit.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
200 cm
100 cm
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2. Should any hardy plant fail to thrive thereafter, we'll replace free of charge - you just pay the P&P
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