Blueberry Toro - Mid Season - 4 litre

Starting at: £12.99

Toro is a mid season blueberry, unlike many blueberries the growth is compact and stocky. Very reliable, every year produces heavy crops of large, sky blue berries with an excellent flavour. Both the flowers and foliage is ornamental, the leaves turning a lovely fiery red in autumn

Blueberries have delicious fruit, very attractive bell-like white flowers in spring and glorious autumn foliage colour. More and more research studies are showing blueberries to have amazing health giving properties, one of the so called 'superfoods'. They are perfectly frost hardy, and provided you follow a few simple rules, they are very easy to grow. Blueberries are partly self fertile and you will get a crop even if you have only one plant, however, commercial growers have noted that you get the heaviest yield by growing two different varieties in close proximity

BEWARE: Many newspaper offers and mail order suppliers sell very young plants in one litre pots or smaller because they're cheap to buy and cheap to send out by post. Such plants will take years before they give you a decent crop, ours are cropping size now. Remember we have a 28 day No Quibble Satisfaction Guarantee, if you are not delighted with them you can send them back and get 100% of your money back!

Supplied in 4 litre pots, plants approx. 40cm+ tall, 20-30cm spread, well branched

Care
They must have moist acid soil, ideally below pH 5.5 which can't be provided in most gardens so provide similar conditions by growing in a large pot of ericaceous compost. Place the pot in full sun or partial shade. Water with rainwater (but in drought conditions use tap water if necessary rather than let them dry out) and feed spring and summer with ericaceous feed. When the berries are swelling try alternating this feed with tomato food to get a heavier crop. The crop does not ripen all at once so you can be picking berries for a few weeks. There are also early, mid and late season varieties which will help you extend the time you can eat your own berries to months rather than weeks. Blueberries only need light pruning to thin out overcrowded bushes and crossing stems.

Health benefits
Packed with vitamin C and in the past two years one study has shown they can reduce cholesterol and another shows an anti-ageing effect. Blueberries are also high in anti-inflammatory compounds called anthocyanins, which help ease the pain of gout. Click on these links for more information

Reducing cholesterol

Anti-ageing

 


Your blueberries will be shipped within 3 days, care sheet provided with every order


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