Sweet Blueberries - All Summer Long
BrazelBerries Peach Sorbet Blueberry Bush is a new introduction for 2013 and it is one of the most acclaimed fruiting shrubs we carry. Unlike traditional blueberry bushes which grow tall, leggy, and need to be staked - these grow into a compact shrub. Perfect for container growing. The bigger the container, the bigger your harvest.
Traditional blueberries can have some tart, bitter flavors if picked too soon...not the Peach Sorbet! These berries taste like a combination of a homemade peach cobbler infused with traditional, sweet blueberries. This blueberry is a favorite with our nursery staff and will likely be your favorite as well. It produces a delicious, large berry with a great texture.
Not only is this plant unique in the amazing flavor that it produces, but it also has very unique foliage. Leaf colors range from a pinkish yellow in the spring, to dark green in the summer, and then in the fall and winter the leaves turn a dark shade of purple. This berry will keep its leaves through winter so it does not look like other blueberry bushes that look like dead twigs.
We have a limited selection of these blueberries, and they will not last. Make sure you pick yours up as soon as possible, so you can begin enjoying healthy, anti-oxidant rich blueberries... right in your own back yard!
Your Blueberry bushes will thrive in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. The more sunlight that your bushes get, the more fruit they'll produce as long as they are in a well drained area of your yard, that doesn't collect any standing water. Acidic soil with a pH balance ranging from 4.09 to 5.5 will be best for your Blueberry Bushes. Use a pH meter to measure the acidity of your soil and add sulfur or Peat Moss to increase your soil's acidity level. Fertilize your Blueberry Bushes early every Spring, as your Bushes emerge from winter dormancy and flower. Midsummer after you harvest your Blueberries fertilize your bushes again. Use an organic fertilizer for an acid loving shrub. Your Blueberries won't be ready to be picked until their stems appear blue, not red or green. Once your Blueberries are ripe they will be a dusty dark blue color.
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your BrazelBerries® Peach Sorbet Blueberry Bush.
First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.
Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.
Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.
Next, separate the roots of your BrazelBerries® Peach Sorbet Blueberry Bush gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.
The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.
Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.
To make it just right, use a level.
As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.
Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.
Water your BrazelBerries® Peach Sorbet Blueberry Bush again after the transplant is complete.
To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.
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