Blueberry 'Northland' Bush - Vaccinium corymbosum - 3L Pot

Code: TR0246
Blueberry 'Northland' Bush - Vaccinium corymbosum - 3L PotBlueberry 'Northland' Bush - Vaccinium corymbosum - 3L Pot
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Blueberry 'Northland' Bush - Vaccinium corymbosum - 3L PotBlueberry 'Northland' Bush - Vaccinium corymbosum - 3L Pot
Blackberry Karaka Black 3L Pot by James McIntyre & Sons

Superb variety originating from New Zealand. Karaka Black has long arching stems that bear lobed mid-green leaves and white flowers in Summer. The flowers are followed by exceptionally long and large shiny black fruit that is firm, easy to pick and above all has an excellent flavour. The berries are superb for freezing and ideal for all-purpose use. Very long season running from early July onwards. Karaka Black is quick to establish itself and very easy to grow, it also has an excellent disease resistance to downy mildew. Recommended by the RHS as an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects. A quite outstanding performer!

Characteristics
  • Arrives as: 3L Pot
  • Approx Height on Arrival: 20-40cm
  • Harvesting Month: July-September
  • Harvesting Period: Early
  • Eventual Height & Spread: 2m x 2.5m
  • Rate of Growth: 2-5 Years
  • Habit: Bushy
  • Uses: Jams, Cooking, Smoothies, Eating Fresh
  • Planting Period: All Year
  • Self Fertile: Yes
  • Planting Distance: 3m (10ft)
Requirements
  • Light Requirements: partial shade, full sun
  • Soil Requirements: acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
  • Moisture: well-drained

James Mcintyre & Sons

Based in Perthshire, Eastern Scotland, James Mcintyre & Sons have over 60 years experience producing soft fruit plants. Known for growing the absolute highest quality plants, they produce more than a million raspberry canes each year from 60 acres of ground located in the hills of Strathmore Valley.

The rich soil and East Perthshire climate combine to create the perfect growing conditions for soft fruit. Add 60 years of knowledge and a passion for quality and you can be sure that when you buy a James Mcintyre soft fruit plant, you are buying the best.

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

Caring and Maintenance

Water around 1 inch a week. Remove any weeds or rocks 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.

Planting

Plant in well draining soil using the planting distance specified in the characteristics above.

Some shade can be tolerated but more fruit will be produced at a sunny site.

Dig a hole at least twice the size of the rootball, place plant in ensuring the crown is level with the ground. Backfill with soil and firm well before watering. Mulch for best results.

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.


 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.4/5 (7 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Very healthy plant, good size. However will not fruit this year so unable to advise on size or flavour of fruit yet"

Reviewed Monday, 10 July 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent"

Reviewed Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Good"

Reviewed Thursday, 7 July 2016

Rating: 2/5

"1L pot received instead of 3lL pot."

Reviewed Sunday, 6 September 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent"

Reviewed Monday, 8 June 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent"

Reviewed Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent"

Reviewed Tuesday, 20 May 2014

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