Blueberry - early fruiting

Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluegold'

Blueberry -  early fruiting - Vaccinium corymbosum  'Bluegold'

Common Name: Blueberry - early fruiting
Genus: Vaccinium
Species: corymbosum
Cultivar: 'Bluegold'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Edible fruit, Suitable for growing in containers

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

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May

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



An early season variety which produces its delicious fruit on compact rounded bushes. In late spring the plant is covered with masses of white flowers and these are followed by firm flavourful blueberries. These fruits appear in large clusters so are very easy to pick. Beacause it produces so much fruit commercial growers have nicknamed it 'the mortgage lifter'. Plant breeders have called it 'Bluegold' which probably refers to the blue berries and golden-yellow winter wood.

  • 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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