Blueberries don’t need much space, so you can grow them anywhere! Packed full of vitamins and antioxidants, they are brilliant for making smoothies, jams or just eating by the handful. Read on for more tips about choosing blueberry plants, where to grow blueberries and how to care for your plants.
Choose your Blueberry plants
Blueberries will produce fruit on their own, but for bigger harvests, plant two or more close together. We recommend Duke, Patriot and Goldtraube which will fruit in succession for berries all summer. For looks, we’d choose the evergreen Sunshine Blue with its red flowers and large inky berries, or for something different, why not try the blush-coloured Pink Lemonade?
Where to grow Blueberry plants
Blueberries are ideal for smaller gardens as they are compact bushes, and are particularly suited to containers. They will produce fruit in partial shade, but prefer full sun. They need acidic soil, so plant in pots if your garden has a different soil type.
Blueberry plant care tips
Blueberries don’t need much attention, but they will benefit from a weekly feed in the growing season and prefer to be watered with rainwater. Harvest your berries from midsummer - the crop will increase each year. For more on caring for your blueberry plants including planting, growing and harvesting, see our Full Care Guide.
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