Blueberry Growing Guide

Soil

Rich soil with compost dug in. Acidic pH of 5 to 5.5 required.

Position

Sunny position.

Frost tolerant

Yes but cover if a severe frost is forecast.

Feeding

May need potash (potassium) adding, particularly if the leaves start to brown at the edges.

Companions

Cranberry.

Spacing

Single Plants: 2′ 11″ (90cm) each way (minimum)
Rows: 2′ 11″ (90cm) with 2′ 11″ (90cm) row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Plant in mid-fall or early winter when it’s not too cold for a little root growth to help them establish.

Notes

After harvesting prune the bush back to five leaves on each side shoot and remove any dead or overcrowded branches to ‘open up’ the plant.

Harvesting

Harvest fruit when ripe.