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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 Patriot

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

Early Season Variety Patriot - Patriot was selected at the University of Maine for home gardeners requiring a cold hardy variety that would bear consistent crops of large sized fruit. Production is high, ranging between 10 and 20 pounds at maturity. The berries are dark blue and highly flavoured. Patriot is a low growing, spreading bush to about 4 feet, revealing its partial low bush parentage. It is adaptable to many soil types and will perform better in wetter soils than many other varieties. Patriot makes an excellent landscape variety with its showy white blooms in the spring, dark green summer foliage, and fiery orange autumn colours. 

Blueberry Patriot: Picking time early-mid July.

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

 

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Size
Description
Price
Availability
QTY
3 Litre
2 Year Old Plant
£11.20
80 Available

4 Jun 20 | John Dempsey

My blueberry trees arrived in perfect condition They look like they are ready to fruit already! Cant wait to order more thank you

4 Feb 20 | James Norris

Never disappointed with bushes and trees from Blackmoor and this is no exception. Love my porridge with blueberries and, hopefully, will now be buying less from the supermarket!

2 Dec 19 | Aniket Sardana

Increidble! Bought just 1 2-year old plant. I went for the larger size thinking as the extra cost should easily be offset by the earlier production of berries and I was right! Planted this in my blueberry bed in a hole filled with ericaceous compost and by summer it was full of blueberries! Actually outperformed the much larger patriot bushes I got in a retailer last year. Going to order 2 more now!

7 Feb 18 | Mark Neal

Box slightly damaged in transit, bush still fully intact and looking very healthy, looking forward to this years growth.

23 Sep 17 | B Cooper

Review update - it's still a six-star purchase if I could give it!! This year was the second cropping season and the plant and its fruits are amazing. The growing rate has been quite slow, however the yield is pretty decent this year. The fruit size is not the biggest but the taste of the Patriot is very sweet. It is my favourite blueberry of the three varieties I have got (bluecrop and liberty being the other two). The leaves have started to turn red, very pleasant to look at from the kitchen too!

16 May 17 | Alan Kerr

As fan of Blue berries it was one of the first things I've ordered for my garden. The delivery was quick and the plant arrived well packaged and looking good. Looking forward to when I can pick the berries. Would recommend Blackmoor to anyone.

28 Apr 17 | Diane Chadburn

I purchased this Blueberry and Ericoid Mycorrhizal Fungi. The packaging was excellent and arrived here in the Highlands by Royal Mail undamaged. The plant is a beauty with plenty lush new growth. £5 voucher included and very helpful growing instructions. Thank you.

15 Feb 16 | Amanda

I ordered Blueberry Patriot because of the reference to excellent flavoured berries and good Autumn colour. I'm looking forward to both! My recent order has just arrived with leaves on (in Feb) so I can see the colour will be spectacular next Autumn. Very healthy looking plant, well packaged and with lots of information. Thank you Blackmoor.

2 Feb 16 | S Whitney

I have already purchased Sunshine Blue and Bluecrop. Patriot arrived quickly a healthy plant excellent service as always. Thank you.

21 Nov 15 | B Cooper

I'd have given it six stars out of five if it was on offer. Ordering is easy, the customer service lady was helpful with my gardening virgin's questions (and there were plenty). Plants arrived and guess what, the blueberry had leaves on it, at this time of the year!! My other blueberry tree, a bluecrop from a local garden centre, has been bare for a week! Plant Looking extremely healthy I'm so pleased with Blackboor. I'll surely come back next summer!

6 Nov 15 | John Whittaker

Excellent service from ordering to promptly receiving two Patriot blueberry plants. Healthy good looking plants well packaged. Many thanks.

13 Sep 14 | William J MacMillan

My Patriot Blueberry bush is a great specimen, very healthy and was well packaged on arrival. A credit to Blackmoor,

15 Jun 14 | Dan Jones

Healthy looking plant looking forward to sampling fruit.

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Blueberry Patriot Growing Tips.

Care Guide For Patriot 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.