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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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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 Bluecrop

Blueberry & Cranberry | Type Dessert | Genus Vaccinium corymbosum Bluecrop | Bluecrop Blueberry Plants For Sale | Buy Online

Mid Season Variety Bluecrop - This popular Blueberry variety should always be chosen for planting either by itself or in a collection of varieties. Vigorous upright habit. Bell shaped flowers in spring followed by heavy crops of good flavoured fruit. Bluecrop has excellent autumn foliage. Considered the best all around variety for consistent yields with large, high quality fruit, and disease resistance. Bluecrop is an upright, open growing bush. 

Blueberry Bluecrop: Picking time late July.

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

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3 Litre
2 Year Old Plant
£11.20
46 Available

17 Jul 20 | Dianne

We purchased some blackcurrant and blueberry bushes and were absolutely delighted both with the quality of your customer service and the fantastic quality and value of the plants. They were in perfect condition and are flourishing in the garden. We would highly recommend your company and products and will certainly do business with you again. Thank you

14 Jul 20 | zoe marshall

Being a first time fruit gardener I searched and found Blackmoor. All the information I needed to help me get started I found on the website. I purchased a Blueberry bush and a Rhubard crown. Delivery ...superb... The quality of the plants is beyond what any words can explain. The plants are flourishing and I am so pleased. A very big thank you. Zoe

2 Jul 20 | Simrit

Ordered 4 blueberry plants 2 for gifts, happy with the great friendly communication through out the whole process, a few berries were on the plants which I was pleasantly surprised about, overall would recommend to friends and family and buy more varieties next year

22 Jun 20 | Mandy Evans

I bought three different varieties; they arrived as promised in first class condition. Two plants were a gift to my son - he is so impressed with the fruit yield and growing them from tubs. We now recommend Blackmoor nursery to our friends who always comment on the fruit.

11 Jun 20 | Jane P

I ordered two two-year-old blueberry plants on 03 June 2020. They were delivered on 10 June (the day after the courier collected them from the nursery), wonderfully packaged, in excellent condition, are larger than I expected and even have a few blueberries on them! The whole order process was smooth with excellent communication throughout. If we had more space I would look forward to ordering more fruit trees/plants but will have to content myself with what we can grow in pots and recommend to others.

4 Feb 20 | James Norris

Great plant received and planted same day. Many thanks.

21 Apr 16 | Susan

I would like to say how pleased I am with your attention to detail. I ordered my husband a blueberry bush for his birthday and asked you to delay delivery until nearer that date. It arrived the day before his birthday in perfect condition. There was no hassle, I am thoroughly pleased with the product and your service, thank you.

16 Apr 16 | Deborah Ralph

10 out of 10 Blackmoor – really sturdy and healthy looking Blueberry bush, can’t wait for the blueberries, I purchased the Rootgrow product and Empathy Ericaceous Seaweed Fertiliser to make sure I give the bush the best possible start. Thank you Blackmoor for a really smooth transaction, it was a pleasure purchasing from you.

14 Dec 15 | Neil Drury

Plant beautifully packed and arrived on time and looking very healthy. Cant wait for the growing season

26 Jun 15 | jill shepherd

plants well packaged as usual, healthy and perky - looking forward to lots of blueberries next year

14 May 15 | Beryl

Ordered and delivered in 5 days. Well packed, good size excellent plants. Delighted. Thank you

10 May 15 | Ali

A big thank you, very pleased with the plant, very well packaged, quick delivery, Highly recommended , thanks.

14 Apr 15 | J Monds

Thank you, looking good, arrived quickly and well packaged.

1 Nov 14 | Strong plant

Strong plant, bit on the small side

29 Sep 14 | Anita

Ordered this variety with 'Spartan' and 'Liberty'. Kept informed of delivery at each step. Delivery was very quick!! Plants arrived very well packaged and all cosy together in the box. Look very very healthy. All planted up as per the very good instructions - and now the wait begins.......(Not sure I can wait!!)First time fruit grower and very impatient - will definitely be buying more soon (Blackberry, raspberry, blackcurrant, redcurrant, apples pears etc etc etc........)

14 Apr 14 | kcasey

Beautiful 2yo bluecrop bush I was given for Mother's day. Flowering already with pretty orangey green foliage.

1 Nov 13 | Amanda Crozier

My second blueberry from you as so impressed with my sunshine blue. Another large and healthy plant. Many thanks!

8 Mar 13 | Kirsty

Found you via Twitter. Ordering was simple and cracking plants delivered very well packaged. Thanks

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Blueberry Bluecrop Growing Tips.

Care Guide For Bluecrop 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.