Blueberries are perennial flowering plants with indigo-colored berries in the section Cyanococcus within the genus Vaccinium (a genus that also includes cranberries and bilberries). Species in the section Cyanococcus are the most common fruits sold as “blueberries” and are native to North America (commercially cultivated highbush blueberries were not introduced into Europe until the 1930s).
Based in Tanhouse Road, Wild Food has recently purchased 300 Blueberry plants. We have 3 varieties:
An early variety, Spartan features one of the most attractive and best-flavoured berries of any cultivars. It is light blue, very large with a delicious tangy sweet flavour. It is an easy to pick, upright bush reaching approximately 1.8m at maturity. The large glossy green leaves turn orange and yellow in the autumn. Spartan can be particular about soil types, requiring well-drained sandy loams with lots of organic matter.
Bluegold is both ornamental aswell as fruiting.
It forms a compact, rounded, bushy plant to just over 3ft (1m), with bright white flowers in Spring and yellow autumn colour.
Bluegold produces heavy crops of excellent flavoured, medium sized fruit which are easy to pick.
Blueberry Ozarkblue is a fantastic late fruiting blueberry. In the south of England, Ozarkblue fruits from late August into September. This variety has some Southern Highbush Blueberry parentage, so it is not suitable for extremely cold climates, but it will thrive in most areas of the UK. One of the best flavours. Yield: high
Fruit Size: medium-large
Fruit Colour: light blue
Height: 5ft (1.5m)
Bush Habit: vigorous
Comments: reliable heavy crops, semi-evergreen