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A guide to choosing the right size

Blackmoor Nursery is one of very few Nurseries in the UK offering gardeners the opportunity to buy Blueberry and Cranberry plants direct from our Nursery. 

All orders are despatched in one delivery. If your order contains both bare root and container grown plants then we can only despatch when all plants are ready.

1&3 Litre = Container grown Blueberries that can be planted all year round. The size refers to the number of litres of compost that the container holds.
1 Year Plant = A one year old Blueberry plant the size depends on the variety but in general they will be 20-25cm in height.
2 Year Bush = A two year old Blueberry plant that has been pruned back in the first winter to form a bush shape. Generally plants will be 50-60cm and more bushy than the 1 year old. 

Blueberries will need planting at a minimum of 1.5 metres apart if planted into the soil or raised beds. 

Blueberry growing guide: If you have purchased your blueberry plant during its winter dormant season, then there is no need to do anything except plant it, until the plant emerges from the winter. You will notice that the buds swell as spring draws nearer. The large, fat buds near the tips of the shoots are your flowers and fruit this season and the smaller ones are shoots and leaves. As temperatures rise, these buds burst open and growth starts.

Spring: When the leaves have emerged fully, usually towards the end of April, your plant will need its first feed. A balanced ericaceous fertiliser (rhododendron/azalea fertiliser) is recommended.

Summer: Repeat feeding the plant at the end of June because blueberries have a second stage of growth in late summer. The whole of your plants' root system should be kept moist throughout the growing season, preferably using rainwater as this tends to be acidic. As the fruit starts to colour, try to cover the plants with bird netting to avoid theft of your precious blueberries. In mid to late summer, long canes will grow up through the bush. This is the framework for the future. Pinching out the tips of this growth will encourage a bushy plant, as done for fuchsias and chrysanthemums.

Winter: Pruning is carried out after leaf fall, in mid winter while the plants are dormant. For the first two years after planting, your bushes will need very little pruning, except general tidying up and shortening of very long canes to encourage branching.

situation

All the heathland berries have one fundamental feature in common. They must have moist and distinctly acid soil. Provided this need is met they are easy to grow.

If growing in containers then plant using ericaceous compost.

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Blackmoor Fruitgrowers Handbook

delivery charges

Collection - If you would like to collect your trees then use this option. Note the collection is from the Wholesale Nursery office between Monday-Friday only. Please allow 1 working days for your order to be processed prior to collection date.

We are not a Garden Centre or retail Nursery. Orders can be placed via our website and the collection option can be selected at the checkout. Your order will then be ready for you to collect during our normal opening hours which are Monday-Friday 07.30-16.30. Our plants are grown in fields that can be 2 miles away from our office so it is not possible to just turn up and select your own trees.

Delivery Charges - The delivery charge is worked out from the weight and the size of the plant. We have several rates that apply to UK mainland addresses. The lower postal rates range from £2.80 - £5.70, will be applied to smaller orders of the lighter plants like currants, raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, asparagus and strawberries although larger orders will go into the £10.00 rate. A higher rate of £18.00 - £32.00 will be charged for deliveries to European Countries and GY KW IV AB PH KW HS ZE IM BT DD JE PO30 PO31 PO32 PO33 PO34 PO35 PO36 PO37 PO38 PO39 PO40 PO41 Postcodes. Once you have put together your order the delivery charge will show before payment. All orders are despatched in one delivery.

To take advantage of a promotional code or gift voucher this must be entered into the redeem code box at the checkout. Discounts cannot be given once an order is completed and any codes have not been used.

Blueberry Duke (AGM)

Blueberry & Cranberry | Type Dessert | Award of Garden Merit | Genus Vaccinium corymbosum | Duke Blueberry Plants For Sale | Buy Online

Early Season Variety Duke - Medium to large sized Blueberries with a mildly sweet flavour. This attractive berry is quite firm and retains its fresh quality longer than most varieties. Duke blooms late but ripens early, which protects the blossoms from spring frosts. Bleberry Duke is one of the heaviest, most consistent producers, often yielding over 20 pounds per bush when mature. Duke bushes are upright growers but the branches will droop to the ground when laden with fruit. The foliage turns yellow-orange in the autumn. 

Blueberry Duke: Picking time early July.

Blueberry Duke: Planting distance 1.5 metres (5 feet) apart.  

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3 Litre
2 Year Old Plant
£11.20
33 Available

22 May 20 | ANGELA MACKIRDY

A nice healthy looking plant - already in flower and has kept most of the blooms. Keeping the bees busy. The consignment was very well packed and all plants still moist and healthy on delivery.

4 Feb 20 | James Norris

Excellent bush received and already starting to bud. Will I get fruit on it this year? Only time will tell. Typical Blackmoor quality---can't beat them.

8 May 19 | D Brown

Nice healthy looking plant arrived in March & still looking good!

3 Apr 19 | Paul w

Three plants arrived yesterday, well packaged and healthy looking plants. Nice touch providing a car booklet for fruit bushes/trees. Well recommended

18 Feb 19 | B Cooper

Bought this variety last year as it’s an early variety. Also that we need another blueberry to pollinate our blueberry patriot! It arrived full of flowers and produced some nice blueberries for the family last summer. Hoping for an even better crop this year. A stunning plant to have in anyone’s kitchen garden.

29 Aug 18 | Nirav

Just received this plant together with the Pink Lemonade variety. The plant is look healthy with all the leaves and stems intact. I look forward to eating blueberries next year.

7 Feb 18 | Mark Neal

Great looking shrub straight out of the box, can't wait for this years growth and harvest.

3 Oct 17 | Jane Morgan

Just received my Blueberry Duke and Sunshine Blue. Both very healthy looking potted plants, very pleased and look forward to next years season of fruit. Many thanks

9 Dec 16 | Deborah Dobson

looks very healthy - quicke delivery and well packed

12 May 16 | Keith

I was disappointed by this variety, it was not as health as the other varieties I have bought. But delivered quickly

2 Apr 16 | fantastic toast

Planted 2014. Arrived in a healthy condition. Growing well, but yet to produce any fruit.

2 Nov 15 | David Jones

I originally bought 2 Blueberry 'Duke' in February 2012 and have since grown to 5 ft tall with this year being a fantastic harvest .I have today collected a further 3 3 ltr plants which are in wonderful condition and am looking forward to creating a further raised bed with ericaceous compost. I have been a customer of Blackmoor for over 7 years and continue to receive great service and the best in fruit trees and bushes.

14 Apr 15 | J Monds

Blueberry Duke is a very healthy looking plant and I can't wait to eat the fruits.

24 Oct 13 | Amanda Stewart

Blackmoor is an efficient friendly company. Blueberry Big Ben is a strong healthy plant, when it arrived. Look forward to a good crop in its second year

15 Jan 13 | Stuart

Brilliant plant for my container and the fruit tastes so much better than shop bought blueberries.

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Blueberry Duke Growing Tips.

Care Guide For Duke Blueberries: If you have purchased your Blueberry plant during its winter dormant season, then there is no need to do anything except plant it, until the plant emerges from the winter. Blueberries must be grown in moist, acid soils with a PH of between 4-5. If you can grow Rhododendrons and Azaleas in your soil without any sign of yellow leaves then you can grow Blueberries in the ground but if this is not the case then you will need to grow them in containers with ericaceous compost.

You will notice that the buds swell as spring draws nearer. The large, fat buds near the tips of the shoots are your flowers and fruit this season and the smaller ones are shoots and leaves. As temperatures rise, these buds burst open and growth starts.

Spring: When the leaves have emerged fully, usually towards the end of April, your plant will need its first feed. A balanced ericaceous fertiliser (rhododendron/azalea fertiliser) is recommended. (IMPORTANT NOTE: Fertilisers used for tomatoes and vegetables are generally not suitable as they do not contain the correct balance of nutrients. Any form of animal manure is also unsuitable for Blueberries).

Summer: Repeat feeding the plant at the end of June because Blueberries have a second stage of growth in late summer. The whole of your plants root system should be kept moist throughout the growing season, preferably using rainwater as this tends to be acidic. As the fruit starts to colour, try to cover the plants with bird netting to avoid theft of your precious berries. Soft water from the mains can be used if rainwater is not available but hard water is not suitable. In mid to late summer, long canes will grow up through the bush. This is the framework for the future. Pinching out the tips of this growth will encourage a bushy plant, as done for fuschias and chrysanthemums.

Autumn: This is the time for tidying up and mulching. Do not carry out deep cultivation too close to your plant in order to avoid damaging shallow roots. The addition of well-rotted woodchip mulch to the surface around your bushes will conserve moisture and help to control weeds. Winter: Pruning is carried out after leaf fall, in mid winter while the plants are dormant. For the first two years after planting, your bushes will need very little pruning, except general tidying up and shortening of very long shoots to encourage branching. Many growers remove all or most of the flower buds in the first year. This will encourage vegetative growth instead of fruit production, thus making a more substantial plant for the following year.

The philosophy of pruning is: To stimulate new growth and keep the plant yielding large crops of big berries

To remove unproductive, diseased, dead or dying wood.

To remove branches which are too high or too low.

To thin out overcrowded branches Blueberries fruit on short lateral branches grown during the spring or early summer of the previous year. The strong branches that grow in late summer may produce fruit buds at their tips. If desired the branches can be cut back by half in winter to encourage branching, although this is at the expense of their fruiting tips.

First, remove any whippy green narrow growth from the base. This will never produce anything and is worthless. All wood that has borne fruit the previous year can then be taken back to the next strong, young growth. When this is complete, stand back, look at your bush and start detail pruning and tipping branches that have died back. This will help to reduce fungal infection in future years. The rule is "If in doubt, take it out". At the end of pruning mature bushes you should probably have removed up to 1/6 of the bush. It is very important to remove the prunings from your garden, either by burning or taking to your local refuse site.

This guide is for general information purposes only as site and soil conditions and requirements vary greatly.