Vaccinyum x corymbusm x ashei x darrowi
Blueberries are one of the original ‘superfoods’ – packed with antioxidants, vitamins and fibre. The Nellie Kelly Sunshine Blue Blueberry is a frost-tolerant, evergreen bush that grows to a metre high. Sunshine Blue is self-fertile, so you don’t need a second plant.
How to grow Blueberry
Blueberries thrive in well-drained garden beds or large pots in a part-sun position. Use a premium grade, acidic azalea potting mix, and keep the bush moist, feeding with a slow release, acidifying fertiliser during winter and late summer. Prune vigorously after fruiting. The blueberry bush grows best in areas where overnight temperatures drop below 5ºC during winter, as this helps to promote flower growth.
Enjoying your Blueberry
This plant produces pretty pink flowers during winter and up to four kilos of large, sweet berries in late spring and summer. Blueberries are delicious eaten fresh from the bush or frozen if you have an excess. They work well in a huge range of recipes from pancakes and muffins to compotes and salads.