Blueberry - early fruiting

Blueberry 'Spartan'

Blueberry - early fruiting - Blueberry  'Spartan'

Common Name: Blueberry - early fruiting
Genus: Blueberry
Cultivar: 'Spartan'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Edible fruit, Suitable for growing in containers, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.80 m (180 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green

Soil Type: Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Harvest: June & July




Renowned for producing some of the best flavoured blueberries, the attractive light blue fruits appear early in the season, they are very large and have a tangy sweet taste. The bush has upright growth to 1.8m at maturity which makes picking very easy and the glossy green leaves turn attractive shades of yellow and orange in autumn. Ideally these plants should be planted in well-drained sandy loam with lots of additional organic matter.

  • Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Blueberries can also be grown in large pots and containers if ericaceous compost is used. Prune in winter, cutting out dead or damaged branches. In spring feed with sulphate of ammonia, sulphate of potash and bonemeal and top-dress with ericaceous compost.



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