Powder Blue Blueberries – 90mm pots (Orchard Size)
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The orchard size blueberry plants are 8-12 months old, 40-70cm tall. All our blueberries are clones, propagated from mature wood and are starting to fruit now.
Powder Blue is a rabbit eye variety derived from the Vaccinium ashei species. They are referred to as rabbit eyes because the immature pink fruit is similar to the pink eye of a rabbit. Once fully ripe the fruit is similar in colour to the other types. Rabbit eye varieties are generally very vigorous hardy varieties that produce later in the season than the southern highbush types. Like the southern highbush types they are suited to the subtropical climates of Australia but are adaptable to moderate cool climates.
Powder Blue is a very hardy late season variety. Fruit is light blue and medium in size. For improved fruit set plant with Brightwell.
Blueberries develop into a freestanding vigorous upright shrub that is evergreen in warmer climates and semi-deciduous in colder areas. Plants purchased through Autumn and Winter may start to develop bronzy autumn colours and shed some leaves but when spring arrives they will spring back into life with new growth. The plants can be kept in a large pot or planted into the ground. If possible planting three blueberry varieties will help to extend the harvest period as they ripen at slightly different times.
Blueberries prefer acid soils with a pH range (4-5). Mixing peat moss or sulphur into the soil or potting mix will help achieve a lower pH. For more information please read our posts on blueberry cultivation Growing Blueberries
These size blueberries are ready to plant directly in the garden. You will need to keep weeds away from the tree and initially water every couple of days or so to ensure that the roots are kept moist. Mulching around the plant is recommended. Blueberries will grow exceptionally well in pots in a sunny or dappled shade area. For good production we recommend pots that that have a capacity of 15 litres or greater.
Please note we cannot send trees to VIC, TAS, WA or NT due to state quarantine restrictions.
We only send trees early in the week to help ensure they arrive at their destination before the weekend.
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