Blueberry - Blue Rose

Vaccinium corymbosum

Blueberry Blue Rose Vaccinium corymbosum By Sten [CC BY-SA 3.0,GFDL] (Photo Credits)

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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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Specifications of Blueberry - Blue Rose

Preferred Climate Warm Temperate, Cool TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)Learn about Pollination

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

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April

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Blueberry - Blue Rose Reviews & Tips

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Potty Bob 1
★★★★ 1y ago

POTTSVILLE, NSW, Australia

Not as productive as sharp blue ,but much bigger sweet berries . Cross pollinates with bridhtwell

Jane16
★★★★ 2y ago

EASTWOOD, NSW, Australia

My oldest Blue Rose I've had for 3 years. It's a high chill variety but I live in the middle of Sydney and it's heavily flowering this year. I've had it for almost 2 years. Last year I barely had any fruit due to lack of pollinators and other blueberry...

Fruitylicious1
★★★★ 3y ago

TAMWORTH, NSW, Australia

Healthylicious

Figbarron
★★★★ 4y ago

FRANKSTON SOUTH, VIC, Australia

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...

Waterfall
★★★★ 6y ago

WATERFALL, NSW, Australia

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

Edward3
★★★★ 6y ago

CARLINGFORD, NSW, Australia

Delicious fruit.

CoolClimate1
★★ 9y ago

Yass, NSW, Australia

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!

Birdybooo1
★★★★★ 9y ago

Burnside, VIC, Australia

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 m...

BloodPlum1
★★★★ 9y ago

CAMBERWELL, VIC

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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