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Hi all i do have question about Blueberries, at the moment were penned in today our roads closed,due to the Iron Man run,started at 7am, 2.4 mile sea swim,112 miles bike ride, and a full marathon,26.2 miles only done once a year as it takes a year to recover and its chucking it down, SO i thought as i passed on mi bike id just drop in and ask ,has anyone grown any Blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum), one is called Giant (Bluejay Goldtraube,Jersey) and one is Super, Patriot,if there more i don't know, i've not grown any at all but am told they are very Antioxidant fruit so were going for it, has anyone grown any and are they sweet enough off the tree or just for jam, Right whos nicked mi bike i waslooking forward to that 112 mile NOT ,,maybe next year then OK manyofem Alan 4711


  • You'll have to do an Iron Man run when you move to Norfolk - fewer hills image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657
    Hi Dove iv decided to give it a miss now, im going to be a green garden man and i dont mean the jolly G giant man AND its still chucking it down wheres my blueberry advice folkes .
  • Hi Alan, it's raining where you are and where I am, but everyone else has good sun so they are working ... I find that blueberries fresh from the bush are sweet and refreshing whereas shop-bought berries are very disappointing.

    I would say, from experience, that a fresh blueberry is as good as a fresh bilberry.

  • XX Posts: 707

    There's me thinking 'Iron Man' as in Robert Downey Jnr......image

  • Sunshine here in Norfolk Alan image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Alan I would save your money and buy blackcurrant bushes.  Far, far more productive, easier, better tasting and just as health-giving. You don't have to worry about providing acid soil and the pruning is easier.

    There are 90 Pembrokeshire contestants in Iron Man this year.

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657
    Hi all well the iron men were still going past our place at 11:30 pm last nite ( finished 12 pm, support was tremendous,Total entry 1675 from 40 different countries, now we can escape from our house but all the car boots have finished and now the grounds soaked through, Great info on Blueberries were getting 2 for starters ,were finding all this planning for new venture new allotment and fruit trees in the garden aint that posh fer yer, Hi Welsh sorry i cant do black currents fruit or jam i find it tarty and iv tried loads but many thanks on that one . So all i need to know now is Apricot and one other tree which im looking for advice on so im going to post now CHEERS everybody good info AGAIN
  • awww I thought this was dscussion about Robert Downy Jr. also lol

  • Alan I too thought you were talking about Robert Downey clad in metal... i was given a blueberry bush 2 years ago and this year it has been ladened beyond belief. Its planted in a large pot of ericaceous compost and adored!! The leaves in the autumn turn all the gold yellows and reds you imagine New England to be like!! My fruit was so tasty this year my 2.5 year old cleared a quarter of a bush in about 25 mins!!! Go for it they will reward you with colour and food.... Yum yum

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