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. 2 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
  • 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
Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrizal Fungi
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  • Grow Your Own - Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy - 1L
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  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
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  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

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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.

Planting and Care

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. Keep a planting distance of 1.2m.

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.

Pollination

Fruiting plants will only produce fruit if their flowers have been pollinated. This is usually done by flying insects such as honey bees, bumblebees, flies, wasps etc. This bush is self-pollinating; it produces compatible flowers that can pollinate each other. However, even self-fertile varieties tend to crop better when another cultivar is planted nearby for pollination. Although this is not necessary to produce fruit, it will offer improved crops. The two plants will have to be near each other for the pollination process to be successful.

How to Plant a Containerised Bush

A containerised plant can be planted at any point during the year unlike a bare root one. As long as the ground that it is planted in is not frozen or waterlogged the plant should be able to establish itself in any season. Before planting make sure that your plant has been watered and that it is in a suitable position where it can recieve plenty of sunshine and shelter from cold winds. For more information about planting a containerised plant please click here to see our guides.

 
Customer Reviews
Rating: 5/5

"Nice Plant healthy, reasonable Price"

Reviewed Sunday, 1 July 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent plant and service"

Reviewed Friday, 22 June 2018

Rating: 4/5

"service and product satisfactory"

Reviewed Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Item arrived, plant looks in good condition"

Reviewed Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Beautiful plant, can't wait until it fruits!"

Reviewed Saturday, 19 May 2018

Rating: 1/5

"About your recent delivery I was very disappointed with the plants both of the Blueberry Pink Lemonade ( pink sapphire 2L) plants were damaged. I had bought 3 plants from you and all 3 were stacked one on top of the other in a tall box. The bottom plant had had the majority of it's leaves and several stems broken off if I had seen this plant in the shop I would left it there and walked on by, it just looked like a couple of twigs stuck in a pot. The other one had a lot of it buds and leaves knocked off as well. The third plant was fine I think you were pushing the boat out to far by putting all 3 plants in one container. I will think twice before buying from you again."

Reviewed Thursday, 3 May 2018

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

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