Blue Berries (Vaccinium corymbosum)

Could blue berries be the world’s healthiest food? Well considering blue berries have the highest antioxidant capacity of all fruit, maybe they are!

Blue berries are easy garden shrubs which are generally trouble free from pest and and diseases. They should be planted in an open sunny position where they will grow to approximately 1, 5 m in height and have a 1 – 2 m spread. They enjoy a moist acid soil, so ensure you mulch them well. A pine bark based mulch will be perfect to provide them with the acidity which they love. Regular water and organic feed will lead to greater yields too.
Attractive small, white cup shaped flowers are followed by delicious bunches of berries that are generally harvested in midsummer. These are easy to pick and make for perfectly timed Christmas Pavlova!
Prune your blue berry bush back in winter by cutting back old dry stems, when doing this keep in mind that blueberries fruit on the tip of the previous season’s growth. Pruning will encourage new growth and will result in larger earlier fruit for the next season.

All in all blue berries are easy to grow and care for and ensure you have a constant supply of fresh fruit all summer!

Eastern Cape Stockists:

Floradale Nursery – Port Elizabeth
Floradale Nursery – East London
Builders Express East London
Builders Express – Jeffreys Bay
Builders Express – Newton Park
Builders Express – Queenstown
Builders Express – Uitenhage
Builders Express – Walmer
Builders Express – Walker drive
Builders Warehouse – Port Elizabeth

Free State Stockists:

Alma Kwekery – Welkom
Bruwer Kwekery – Bloemfontein
Builders Warehouse Bloemfontein
Greenside Kwekery – Bloemfontein
Plants@Preller – Bloemfontein
Pretty Garden Tuinsentrum – Bloemfontein
Urth Garden Centre – Bloemfontein

Gauteng Stockists:

4 Seasons Nursery – Heidelberg
Colourful Splendour – Craighall Park
Garden Pavilion – Brandmullers
Garden Pavilion – Eckards
Garden Pavilion – Sunkist
Lifestyle Home Garden – Randburg
Plant Paradise Garden Centre – Pretoria
Schaffler’s Nursery – Johannesburg

Mpumalanga Stockists:

Garden Pavilion – Montana
Garden Pavilion – White River

North West Stockists:

Garden Pavilion – Potchefstroom

Western Cape Stockists:

Starke Ayres Garden Centre – West Coast Village
Stodels – Bellville
Stodels – Constantia
Stodels – Kenilworth
Stodels – Milnerton
Stodels – Somerset West
Builders Express – Knysna
Builders Warehouse – Cape Gate
Builders Warehouse – City
Builders Warehouse – Constantiaberg
Builders Warehouse – Table View
Builders Warehouse – Tygerberg

**Please note that not all stockists will have every plant featured**

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