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Blueberry 'Duke' Bush - Vaccinium corymbosum - 2L Pot

Code: TR0248
Blueberry 'Duke' Bush - Vaccinium corymbosum - 2L Pot
Blueberry 'Duke' Bush - Vaccinium corymbosum - 2L Pot

This upright, deciduous bush is not only beautiful, but fruits large blue-purple fruit, ready for harvest in early summer. Blueberries are best eaten fresh, as they are packed full of antioxidants. The nutrients which make blueberries able to be classified as a superfood have traits which include weight loss, fat burning, anti-aging, and memory and motor skill improvements. With all these reasons to eat blueberries, it's a good thing they're also naturally delicious!

Characteristics

  • Flower Colour: white
  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1.5m
  • Approx Spread: 1.2m
  • Comes in a: 2L pot
  • Arrives in a: 3L carton
  • Shrub is approx 3 years old
  • Flowering Period: spring
  • Harvesting Period: late July - early August
  • Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: bushy
  • Self pollinating: yes
  • Uses: eating fresh, cooking, jams/preserves, smoothies/drinks
  • Hardiness: hardy
  • Exposure: sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: max. height in 2-5 years
  • Scented: foliage is aromatic
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: partial shade, full sun
  • Soil Requirements: acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
  • Moisture: moist but well-drained, well-drained

Caring and Maintenance

Water during dry periods. Remove any weeds by hand and place a mulch around the plant in winter if you would like to avoid further weeds. Prune when dormant between late autumn and late winter. Aim to remove the old wood as fruit grows on new wood

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 1.2m

Blueberries tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefer well-drained conditions. A pH of 4.0 - 6.0 is ideal. They prefer full sun, but will also grow in partial shade.
Dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. Ideally mulch with compost or rotted manure. Firm the bush in well before watering.

Can be planted at any time of the year as it is a containerised plant.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits should be eaten or frozen within a few days of harvest. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Freshly picked fruit will bring your desserts to life with a flavour that simply can't be matched by mass produced, shop bought fruit. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.
 
Customer Reviews
Rating: 4/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Thursday, 7 July 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Very pleased thank you"

Reviewed Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Rating: 2/5

"poor quality plant"

Reviewed Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Primrose says: "Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear your plant arrived in poor condition, but we're glad to see that customer services arranged a refund for you."
Rating: 5/5

"Good strong bushes"

Reviewed Friday, 8 May 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Very happy to use them again. I'm a new customer and didn't realise the plants come in a separate delivery to the rest of my order.
The clock I ordered didn't arrive and their customer service support was very good and I was even able to change the delivery address with no problem.
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Reviewed Sunday, 3 May 2015

Rating: 5/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Friday, 13 March 2015

Rating: 5/5

"will have to wait to ensure it grows as currently in a dormant state"

Reviewed Monday, 23 February 2015

Rating: 4/5

"Packaging was ok and the bush looks healthy, cant wait to grow some blueberries!"

Reviewed Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent quality but also superb aftercare as strawberry planter that failed within 12 months was replaced FOC. Brilliant !"

Reviewed Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Rating: 5/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Saturday, 3 January 2015

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