Blueberry Pink Lemonade (Pink Sapphire ) 2L

Code: TR0583
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Blueberry Pink Lemonade (Pink Sapphire) 2L
A relatively new variety of blueberry introduced in 2005 the striking 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 well… blue berries 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.

Characteristics
  • Arrives as: 3l Pot
  • Approx height on arrival: 45-60cm
  • Shrub is approx. 3 years old
  • Fruit: Pink berries
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1.5m
  • Approx Spread: 1m
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Harvesting Period: August/ september
  • Tolerance: Drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Self pollinating: Yes
  • Uses: Eating fresh, smoothies, sauces, jams/ preserves
  • Hardiness: Somewhat Hardy
  • Rate of Growth: max. Height in 3-4 years
  • Scented: Yes
  • Wildlife friendly - Attracts bees and other pollinating insects, provides food for birds

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrizal Fungi
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  • Grow Your Own - Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy - 1L
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  • Full Tree Planting Kit - Empathy™ Rootgrow, Afterplant and Tree Stake & Tie
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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

These soft fruits will 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.

 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 5.0/5 (6 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Plants were in first class condition"

Reviewed Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Fast delivery of a well packaged healthy plant"

Reviewed Monday, 18 September 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Healthy and of a decent size"

Reviewed Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Good sturdy plant ready for planting"

Reviewed Thursday, 13 July 2017

Rating: 5/5

"The products came neatly packaged, in good condition and arrived quickly. Very pleased with the service"

Reviewed Monday, 3 April 2017

Rating: 5/5

"All good"

Reviewed Wednesday, 29 March 2017

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