Superfood Mixed Fruit Collection - Pomegranate, Goji and Blueberry 'Goldtraube'
Tired of spending a fortune on the latest dried superfruits from high street retailers? Why not grow your own and get the freshest, tastiest, most super fruit for a fraction of the price? And the best part is, once you've eaten it, it grows right back!
With this Superfood Berry collection you can grow a range of exciting fruit in your garden. Each of the plants contained in this collection are considered superfoods and are packed with antioxidants and other health benefits. This gorgeous fruit collection contains pomegranates, goji berries and blueberries.
Each of the berries in the collection are known for their health benefits and all of them are excellent for using in cooking, juicing and eating fresh. As each of these plants produce fruit and flower at slightly different times you will have plenty of colour and fruit filling your garden from spring until autumn.
This Collection Consists of 3 Fruiting Plants
- 1 x Pomegranate Punica Granatum 3l Pot
- 1 x Goji Berry Bush - Lycium barbarum - 3L Pot
- 1 x Blueberry 'Goldtraube' Bush - Vaccinium corymbosum - 2L Pot
Pomegranate Punica Granatum 3l Pot
The pomegranate plant form is that of a small deciduous tree or large shrub and can reach heights of up to 20 feet if left allowed to grow. Pomegranates are naturally multi-stemmed but can be pruned to a single trunk. Originally grown for their fruit, they are also known for the beautiful red flowers that can occur for several months in the spring and early summer. Most commonly, they are red-orange, but white, pink, and variegated flowers may also be found.
This ancient French variety of pomegranate is very hardy and will be fine in the UK climate with fruits ripening naturally outdoors in the southern half of the country. The ‘Provence’ produces a good crop of large fruits which boast an unmistakable flesh with a sweet but sharp taste. The fruits are packed with antioxidants and noted for the health benefits.
The plants will arrive 3 years old and they generally start to produce fruit 1-2 seasons later.. They are self-fertile, however will produce a bumper crop if planted in close proximity to a pollinating partner.
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Goji Berry Bush - Lycium barbarum - 3L Pot
Goji is a sprawling shrub with long, flexible canes and clusters of small, grey-green leaves. Fantastic royal purple flowers appear in late spring/early summer along the length of the canes. They give way to a host of juicy, bright fruits that resemble tiny red peppers. They grow sweeter as they mature on the plant. Although they sound rather exotic, Goji plants actually very easy to grow, pretty hardy and continue to flower and produce fruit through the first heavy frost providing a great late crop.
You have probably seen their fruit in most health stores recently with their health benefits gaining a lot of press. Originally, the Chinese used their bark and roots to make medicine, and there have been claims that the berries can be beneficial in the treatment of diabetes, high blood pressure and relieving colds. It is most commonly sold as an all round health food with the benefits above, antioxidant properties and as a weight loss aid.
The fruits can be eaten raw, and are a sweet flavour with a slightly chewy consistency. Equally they can be used in a number of recipes including pies and even salsa. They are a popular dried fruit, often added to cereal or to smoothies.
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Blueberry 'Goldtraube' 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. This is one of the most flavoursome mid season blueberry varieties, producing fragrant, larger than average fruits in abundance between July and August.
Our best-selling heavy cropping varieties, the Goldtraube is a reliable cultivar which will boasts the added bonus of an incredible autumn display when its leaf colour turns in September/October.
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 are said to cause 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!
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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.
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.
Goji Berries will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefer well-drained conditions. A pH of 6.0 - 7.5 is ideal. They prefer full sun, but will also grow in partial shade.
Pomegranates 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.
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.