20-30cm 'Pink Lemonade' Blueberry Bush | 2L Pot
Flavoursome blueberries with a striking appearance
A relatively new variety of blueberry introduced in 2005, 'Pink Lemonade' is a cultivar that is sure to get your guests talking. You may have thought it was a prerequisite of a blueberry to have wellâ€¦ blueberries but the pink lemonade rips up the rule books in that respect.
Don't fall into the trap of thinking these are a gimmicky attempt at being different for different sake - these blueberries have the most wonderful, distinct flavour and really are an interesting fruit to have in your garden. The plump, pink berries produce a flavour quite different to other blueberries with that nostalgic tangy taste of actual pink lemonade! You won't find these berries in supermarkets so grow your own and share them with friends and family. This is a very attractive plant too and looks great in a container on your patio.
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: Rabbiteye
- Harvesting Period: May-August
- Estimated Time to Best Yields: 2 Years
- Uses: Eating Fresh, Jam-Making, Cooking
- Supplied As: 2L Pot
- Height on Arrival: 20-30cm (0.6-1 ft)
- Planting Distance: 1-1.8m
- Eventual Height & Spread: 2m x 2m (6 x 6ft)
Please note: where your plant is supplied with a pot, your plant's 'Height on Arrival' includes the pot
- 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.
Advice on hot and droopy plants
If your plants are looking a little wilted right now, don’t worry! Plants like to be filled with water to keep their structure, and when it’s hot that water evaporates.
Just give them an off-schedule watering and they’ll be right as rain in no time! Be careful not to flood them - plants don’t like extremes.
- 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|
|Harvest Month||May, June, July, August|
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||Yes|
|Species||Blueberry Plants, Soft Fruit Plants|
|Time To Crop||1 Year|
|Uses||Fruiting Plants Suitable For Eating Fresh|
|Annual Rate Of Growth||Fast Growing|
|Supplied As||2L-3L Pot|
|Type||Soft Fruit Plants|
|Shop By Category||Soft Fruit Plants|
|Multibuy Offers||Multibuy Offers|