Blueberries are one of the most versatile and easiest to grow fruiting plants, suitable for pots in a sunny courtyard or mass planted in a large garden. With the potential for each plant to produce up to 5kg of fruit each when established it’s easy to see why gardeners are planting a few different varieties to extend the season.
Successful Potted Blueberries
- If planting in pots use Camellia and Azalea premium potting mix. Select a pot at least 40cm diameter.
- Allow for free drainage and only place a saucer under the pot for short periods of time.
- Place pots where they receive at least 6 hours of sun per day and preferably protected from hot afternoon sun.
- Fertilise with PowerFeed Controlled Release Flowers, Fruit and Citrus at the start of every season and don’t allow the soil to dry out.
- Prune lightly after fruiting to encourage new growth.
- Avoid pruning in winter as this will remove the fruiting wood for the following season.