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Blueberry Mid Season Peach Sorbet Small Bush

R195.00

Grow in very acidic, well-drained soil with a PH level between 4.2 – 5.5. Grow in Canadian or Lithuanian peat moss and berry mix. Best to plant in full sun.

Peach Sorbet is an exceptional ornamental plant that captivates with its stunning colors and year-round visual interest. Its foliage showcases an enchanting palette of peach, pink, orange, and emerald green, making it a standout in any garden. In the spring, the Peach Sorbet plant produces elegant white, bell-shaped flowers, foreshadowing the bountiful summer harvest of sweet and delectable blueberries.

What sets Peach Sorbet apart is its adaptability to a variety of climates. In most regions, it retains its leaves throughout the winter, transforming into a striking shade of rich eggplant purple, providing an eye-catching contrast against the winter landscape.

This plant is a feast for the eyes and a source of delicious, homegrown blueberries in summer. The combination of ornamental beauty and fruit-bearing qualities makes Peach Sorbet a versatile addition to any garden or landscape.

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a novice, Peach Sorbet will surely add visual appeal and culinary delight to your outdoor space.

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Blueberries and Cranberries are the only berry plants that require a bit of investment and effort to ensure countless years of healthy fruiting.

The correct soil mixture for your Blueberry plant is extremely important

Numerous varieties of Blueberry Plants are available. We provide the most suitable varieties for our South African climate.

We have Early, Mid, and Late fruiting season Blueberry Plants. If you have all three (colder areas), you can pick blueberries for 6 – 8 months of the year.

Our Blueberry plants are self-pollinating but will bear a bigger yield and richer fruit if cross-pollinated. They can be planted during any season; however, if planting in the hotter months, care must be taken not to let the roots dry out.

They may go into shock during transit or replanting but are otherwise very resilient.

Preparation of the soil for your Mid Season Blueberry Plant

Step-by-step picture video on how to plant: 

Position

Blueberries do best when in full sun and are protected from the wind. They will survive in a little shade. If you have more than one blueberry bush, plant them together in a patch near one another.

Size

A mature blueberry bush can be between 1 metre to 2.4 metres in height, with a spread of about 1.5 metres.

Soil Type

To survive, your blueberries must have well-draining acidic soil with a pH of between 4.2 and 5.5. It should retain moisture but never become waterlogged. Under these conditions, they can produce delicious fruits for 30 to 50 years.

Create a mixture of one bag of our blueberry mix, a bag of acid compost, one bag of pre-soaked Lithuanian peat moss and a bag of volcanic rock dust. Put this into the pot or 50 x 50 x 50 centimetre hole. Remove your plant gently from the 19 centimetre pot without disturbing the roots. Then, place it into the mixture at the same depth as in the 19cm pot to ensure that the crown is not covered and the roots are not exposed. It should be level with the ground.

Before planting, add your soaked peat moss, berry mix and volcanic rock dust close to the surface. Planting too high or too deep stresses the plant and threatens its long-term health.

Mulch

Blueberries thrive when organic mulch is used to retain moisture and prevent weeds. Use 5 to 10 centimetres of green pine needles or pine bark to impart a more acidic quality to the soil. Remember to keep the mulch away from the trunk or branches, though.

Watering

For the first two or three weeks after planting your blueberry bush, give it between 2 and 5 litres of water per week (unless there’s been rain). Once it is established, you can water it well every third day. Never allow the soil to dry out completely. If it has dried out (perhaps in extremely dry conditions), give it a slow, gentle soaking.

Gently place the plant in the soil mixture without disturbing the roots and cover the roots (not the stem) with Pine Bark Mulch.

Please click on the link https://youtube/CN0Zp0XfkCA to see how it’s done. Cranberry and Blueberry Plants require the same soil and are planted the same way.

Fertilising

Only fertilise your plant every 6 months with our slow-release fertilizer. Use compost of old vegetable and fruit peels to add excellent nutrients to your soil and keep it acidic. Do not fertilise with manure, worm tea or coffee grounds as they are too intense for blueberries.

Use our slow-release nitrogen-rich fertiliser, like our berry fertiliser Apply 1 teaspoon of our berry fertiliser every 4-5 months.

Pruning

These delightful little berries grow on the short side shoots produced during the previous year’s spring and summer. So, be sure not to cut these off. Prune your bush when it is about 5 years old. The best time to prune is in winter; only the dry branches and branches that have borne much fruit during the season need to be cut.

Harvesting

Different varieties of blueberries ripen at different times of the fruiting season. There are early-season, mid-season, and late-season varieties. So, choose a variety from these blueberry types to get the most out of your plants. This will extend the fruiting period of your harvest by a few months.

Step-by-step picture video on how to plant: 

Don’t rush to pick the berries the moment they turn blue. Rather, wait a few days. They are perfectly ripe when they readily fall off the twig and into your hand.

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 15 × 15 × 30 cm
Weight

1

Length

15

Width

15

Height

30

Packaging Type

xlarge_parcel

Maximum

9

Packaging Type 1

large_parcel

Maximum 1

9

Packaging Type 2

medium_parcel

Maximum 2

4

Packaging Type 3

flyer_size

Maximum 3

2

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