20-30cm 'Ozarkblue' Blueberry Bush | 2L Pot
Among the best flavoured blueberries
Possibly the the best varieties for flavour, also producing large berries. The flavour is intensely rich and sweet with an unmistakable blueberry tang. Can be grown throughout the U.K. The bush is only moderately vigorous and therefore ideal for container growing.
The Ozark blue is a late season (July-August), highbush cultivar with plump, light blue berries. It is the perfect cultivar if you want to extend your blueberry harvest into autumn. The fruits are produced in abundance on an upright bush, and are preceded by white flowers often with a very delicate pink tinge. This plant is very hardy, and will survive the cold, but does really well when there is plenty of heat.
The rise in the reputation of the blueberry as a superfood has also led to a great increase in popularity. The fruits are packed full of vitamin c and antioxidants and are much more palatable than some of the other superfood alternatives. Blueberries go great with cereal or as part of a smoothie and can make a great tasting jam too.
- Type: Southern Highbush
- Harvesting Period: May - August
- Estimated Time to Best Yields: 2 years
- Uses: Eating Fresh, Jam-making, Cooking
- Supplied As: 2L Pot
- Height on Arrival: 45cm (18Inches)
- Planting Distance: 1-1.8m
- Eventual Height & Spread: 2m x 2m (6 x 6ft)
- Dig a hole that is twice the radius of the rootball.
- Before planting, drench your plant’s rootball.
- Place the pot in the planting hole, making sure that it sits no lower than an inch below the ground.
- Fill the planting hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Take care to not compress the soil.
- Once you are happy with your efforts, provide your plant with a good watering.
- Add mulch on top (whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould, and stones). Try to keep the mulch from touching the stem.
- Apply fertiliser, and replace decomposed mulch come spring.
- Hardiness: Blueberry plants derive from North America, which can have much colder winters than the UK. Therefore, mild winters are less likely to damage your blueberry plant.
- Position: In the UK, the greatest barrier to successful fruiting is a lack of sunlight, so planting in full sun is recommended. However, blueberries still tolerate light shade.
- Soil: Blueberry plants are suited to acidic soils below 5.5 pH, and anything above this will reduce the amount of nutrients they absorb. You can increase the acidity of your soil by watering with rainwater, and using pine needles and ericaceous compost as mulch. With chalky soils, you are better off planting in pots and filling them with ericaceous compost. It also is important that you avoid waterlogged soils, which will starve your blueberry plant of oxygen.
|Harvesting Period||Mid Season Fruit Trees, Late Season Fruit Trees|
|Blueberry Type||Southern Highbush|
|Harvest Month||May, June, July, August|
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||Yes|
|Species||Blueberry Plants, Soft Fruit Plants|
|Time To Cropping||1 Year|
|Uses||Fruiting Plants Suitable For Eating Fresh|
|Annual Rate Of Growth||Fast Growing|
|Supplied As||2L Pot|
|Supplied As||2L-3L Pot|
|Type||Soft Fruit Plants|
|Shop By Category||Soft Fruit Plants|