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Posted Nov 24 2009 10:00pm

Fresh, homegrown Blueberries are possible!   Blueberries are superfruits with special health giving benefits.  They can be grown in the ground or in containers, on the patio, & will make a great gift or Christmas present for the gardener who has everything! 

Click this link to buy a blueberry plant.



Soil for blueberries should be:

  • acidic
  • sandy
  • well irrigated

Nutritional value of blueberries:

  • high in fibre
  • calcium
  • vitamins A and C
  • more antioxidants than many other fruits and vegetables

Blueberry bushes:

  • make an attractive low growing bush
  • grow to about 180cm (6 feet) tall, depending on variety.
  • some varieties require another variety for pollination.
  • have ripe fruit from late July into August.
  •  will fruit 1 year after planting.
  • ideal for growing on the patio in a large container filled with ericaceous compost.
  • are covered in masses of sweetly scented creamy white flowers in the Spring.
  • have leaves which change to an delightful crimson colour in Autumn.

Health giving properties of Blueberries:

  • the highest antioxidant activity of any fruit
  • improve night vision
  • help halt the ageing process
  • improve memory loss
  • improve balance and co-ordination.

Click this link to buy blueberries.

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