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Went to garden centre and saw lots of different varieties of blueberries. Which is the easiest to grow for good taste and yields? Do you need more than one plant to get fruit?


  • LynLyn Posts: 21,332

    I bought 2 blueberry bushes year before last but didnt realise you need 2 varietys to make fruit, this year they are covered in flowers but will this mean they are infertlie, just flowers no fruit?

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Flowers mean they are fertile, but you probably need more than one variety for pollination.

    They are doing their best, give them a helping hand by buying a bush of a different variety.

  • Maybee1Maybee1 Posts: 11
    Thanks for that

    Do you have favourite varieties ?
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,332

    Mine are called Top Hat, i only bought them because they were going for 1.99 each from Parkers. I will get a different one, will any cross pollinate with those?

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • I have 5 different varieties in pots maybee! and it really does help with pollination and extending the season. I am not sure what all of mine are, but they are all delicious. I know one is Northland, which is new to me this year, and Blue Crop, which has been brilliant.

  • I have Earliblue and Herbert, which is an early and late harvesting respectively to extend the growing season.

    Its my first year growing blueberries so not an expert on the subject.

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