Now more than ever is the time to grow something tasty from home and this is your chance to grow your very own crop of incredibly tasty blueberries!
Often called a ‘super food’, blueberries are believed to carry all manner of health benefits and are recommended by health experts and dietitians accordingly. Packed full of vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants, they are not only really good for you, but they taste great too.
Besides tasting great, blueberries will also provide true season-long interest for your garden with wonderfully fragrant tubular blossom in spring, followed by delicious fruits that form and colour up ready for picking from June onwards and you can expect several kilos of tasty fruit each season once the bush is established. In autumn, after fruiting has finished, the foliage turns to fiery red before falling.
Grow in full sun for the tastiest fruit, and unless you have acidic soil use ericaceous compost, as blueberries are intolerant to lime. Blueberries are also excellent for growing in pots and make superb patio plants.
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready for planting and growing to a height of 1.5 (5ft) and a spread of 1m (3ft).
How to grow blueberries