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BLUEBERRY - BLUE ROSE

Blueberry Blue Rose compliments of the diggersBotanical Name: Vaccinium corymbosum
Description

A highbush selection best suited to cooler climates. An excellent variety, with good autumn foliage, and large fruit. It is essential that the fruit be left on the shrub until the last minute, as the fruit is very acidic and will not ripen after being picked. When they are fully ripe they make an excellent berry for cooking or fresh eating. The skins will melt after about 10 minutes of simmering and produce a self-thickening sauce that is delicious poured over ice cream. They are one of the few berries that, when frozen and thawed, keep their form and flavour.
Tall growing and extremely vigorous this blueberry is prolific. Start picking before Christmas and have blueberries into March. Most important. Blueberries require an acid soil with a pH of 4.5 to 5.5. They also require a free draining loose friable soil. They dislike clay heavy soils. To aide the successful establishment of bushes it is best to build up beds by incorporating peat moss and garden soils at a 50/50 ratio. Peat is preferred as it is naturally acidic.

Other Names: Bluerose
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$17.75 43 Cutting Small

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$17.75 29 Cutting Medium

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Blueberry - Northern Highbush (#Blueberry-NorthernHighbush), Great For Kids (#GreatForKids), Jam Pickle And Preserve (#JamPickleAndPreserve)

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Preferred Climate

Warm Temperate, Cool Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate

2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes (Often below -2)

Amount of leaves in Winter?

Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

VIC, SA, WA

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type

Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic)

Soil pH

Moderately Acidic (5.5-6.5)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April

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Question & Answer

Should I plant these alongside another variety for pollination reasons ?? or how do I pollinate them?? it says its beneficial/ From: ORANGE NSW

Yes that would be fine to plant them alongside each other and will work with pollination however they don't need to be planted perfectly alongside each other they just need to be in the same vicinity. Bees and insects should pollinate them for you and hand pollination should not be needed. #BlueberryBlue2572

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Blueberry - Blue Rose (Seedling) 9/10

BloodPlum1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2114 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Update - Just got my first harvest of blueberries! I did lose one to a bird but I quickly netted the plant and protected the rest. The taste of the berries is very subtle with a hint of sweetness and none of the tartness of the store-bought blueberries. 

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Previous update - lots of little fruits have started forming all over where the flowers used to be. I applied some acidic fertiliser once the berries stated started to develop. Looking forward to heaps of tasty fruit, provided the birds don't get to them first!

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I bought this as a seedling from my local nursery this year. After a number of friends had failed attempts with their blueberry plants, I thought I'd give it a go. I did a lot of research before buying it as I had heard that they can be very fussy plants, but hardy, if they like the conditions they're in.

It is important for the soil to be sufficiently acidic. I potted it in a large 50cm glazed pot, with camellia/azalea potting mix and mixed through peat moss (which is acidic). I mulched with pine needles and every now and again throw on ground coffee which also helps to lower the ph in the soil. It's also important to only water with rainwater as tap water can be quite basic with all the chemicals they add to the water these days. 

So far it seems to be doing well. It has grown quite vigorously even in the short time I have had it. It has dropped all its leaves in the winter. Melbourne has had a particularly cold winter so I'm hoping for a good crop this year!

Update - just last week it started flowering following Melbourne's warmest August days on record! The flowers are stunning as you can see in the photo below. I've got my fingers crossed I get some fruit as the flowers are very sensitive to frost and reports of freezing winter days ahead

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Fruiting Months January, November, December

Planted: 2011

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Blue Rose 10/10

Birdybooo1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1877 days 6hrs

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I just love blueberries, the Blue Rose was recommended to me by a friend. I have one that is 40cm high and is currently propagating 12 plants from cuttings taken from my friend's mature plant.

They are great fruiters and the flavors are sweet. I have mine in 50cm pot right now and it is doing well. I use peat coir, pine mulch and garden soil as potting mix with extra pea mulch on top.

Fruiting Months January, October, November, December

Height 1.1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 20% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control: Just birds. I have my fruits conceal in mesh bags once the berries burn blue.

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Blue Rose (Cutting)

Paltahead's Edible Fruits
Update: 2251 days 20hrs

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This is a NELLY KELLY blueberry bush- not BLUE ROSE as described.Such a pretty little bush- full of pink bell shaped flowers. Easy to look after. Produced first crop of blueberries last summer- probably harvested a punnet full.

Fruiting Months January, February, November, December

Height 45 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 30 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 7 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 30% in After Fruiting

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol

When I Fertilise: Yearly and Spring

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

Should I move to a larger pot next winter?


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Blueberry - Blue Rose 5/10

CoolClimate1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1252 days 2hrs

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Lovely bush, best of my blueberries, none of which are growing with much vigour. Trying some iron chelates to see if that improves things.

Died. I just seem to have no luck with blueberries!

Planted: 2010

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Blueberry - Blue Rose (Cutting) 9/10

Figbarron's Edible Fruits
Update: 401 days 16hrs

Comments: - I already had an early season blueberry bush so why not a mid season one? The blue rose has been repotted into an Azalea mix and has begun to flower right after breaking dormancy. It seems to produce flowers first before leaves?  It has since produced clusters and clusters of white bell shaped flowers. I am currently hand pollinating with a narrow hobbyist painter's brush and this technique worked really well with the sunshine blues. Its supposed to grow up to 1.5m high and wide and is currently in a 300mm pot. I till be up potted to a half wine barrel next winter when its dormant. I'll update of growth progress and fruit quality.

Planted: 2016

Height 0.8 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Hand Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dynamic lifter, nitrosol


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Blueberry - Blue Rose (Cutting) 9/10

Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 46 days 0hrs

Comments: - Delicious fruit.

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 2013

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Blue Rose (Cutting) 8/10

Waterfall's Edible Fruits
Update: 1081 days 1hrs

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Has set plenty of fruit in coastal Sydney although is meant to a high chill variety.

Fruiting Months October and November

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 2 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Comments

AJ says... [1013 days 20hrs ago]
hi I'm in Sydney too interested in buying a blue rose worried about the chill factor. is this the first year for you? maybe it had the chill during it's dormancy in a cooler state?
Waterfall says... [1012 days 20hrs ago]
Yes it may have got its chill at the nursery however I did purchase a Briggita before winter and it also fruited for me.
AJ says... [1012 days 5hrs ago]
thanks. was it grom Daleys (hot), or someplace like diggers in VIC (cold). I got a Brigitta too, got it last year and fruited OK(very small amount).
Waterfall says... [1010 days 18hrs ago]
I got the Briggita, blue rose and tiffblue from Canley Vale nursery. I have blueberry burst from bunnings (very reliable cropper) and I have only bought powderblue from Daleys. I bought a few on ebay too, $7 for a small cutting, they are doing well.

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Blueberry - Blue Rose (Cutting) 9/10

Fruitylicious1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Healthylicious

Fruiting Months January, November, December

Planted: 2015

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting and Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: sunshine blue, burst

Fertiliser or Organics Used: azalea fert

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Nyet

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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