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Blueberry Mid Season Pink Icing 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. Cold temperature tolerant. Full sun but can tolerate part shade.

Pink Icing is a remarkable plant that dazzles with its captivating foliage and delights with its luscious, flavorful berries. This multifaceted gem offers a sensory journey throughout the seasons.
In the spring, the Pink Icing’s foliage comes alive in a mesmerizing display of various shades of pink, interwoven with subtle hints of blue and deep, rich greens. The combination of these hues creates a breathtaking tapestry of colors that will undoubtedly be the focal point of any garden or landscape.
The Pink Icing transforms remarkably as the seasons transition and winter sets in. Its leaves evolve into a stunning iridescent turquoise blue, which adds a unique and refreshing touch to the winter landscape. This distinctive feature ensures that your garden remains visually appealing and engaging year-round.
Beyond its ornamental appeal, Pink Icing produces a bountiful crop of large, sweet berries. These delicious fruits offer a delightful blend of flavors, making them a perfect addition to your culinary endeavors. Whether enjoyed fresh, incorporated into desserts, or transformed into jams and preserves, the berries from Pink Icing provide a delectable and rewarding harvest.
Pink Icing is a versatile and captivating addition to any garden with enchanting foliage, year-round visual interest, and a bounty of sweet, succulent berries. Whether you are an avid horticulturist or a novice gardener, the Pink Icing plant promises to be a source of aesthetic pleasure and gastronomic delight, making it a must-have for your outdoor space.

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Below is the planting information for Blueberry plants and a link to a step-by-step video on planting our Cranberry plants, which is the same for Blueberries

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 to 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 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.

Whether planted in a pot or in the ground, your base soil is one bag of acid compost mixed with any other soil—potting soil for containers and compost or your garden soil in the ground.

Create a mixture of one bag of our blueberry mix,  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.

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.

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
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