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Bluberry Bushes

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Hi

What is the best variety of Blueberry to grow in Canberra ACT. We often get temperatures down to minus 5, and have had frosts this week.

I would like a bush that has an abundant crop.

I had a couple a few years ago which did not do well.

Please could someone advise me.
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vlct says...
What varietys have you tried ?

My rabbiteye varietys are always loaded... Legacy, sharpblue and magnolia I find to be extremely sweet. (Southern highs..)

My blueberry burst although is heavily loaded,
I find quite bitter and not all that sweet. Even when left on for that little extra
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Boris Spasky says...
Thanks for the feedback on the burst. Waiting to hear whether this is the experience of others. I'm not convinced it is superior to established southern high-bush varieties.
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vlct says...
They grow like there on steroids.. but no where as sweet as the others. More for cooking.. Here's a G.F bluberryBurst cheesecake I did yesterday
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Juie 1 says...
Oh my vict, that looks delicious! What is the white stuff on top?

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vlct says...
Persian fairy floss..
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Brain says...
Vlct, are you preping for the next season of master chef? Jokes aside, i am envious of your produce abilities and turning it up on plate.
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vlct says...
Im a chef I can't watch that show..
Sorry I try not to do it too often ..
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Brain says...
I am guessing you are trained in the french style?
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Jan says...
Hi, thank you for your help. I cannot remember what variety I tried to grow before.
I have just purchased a variety call 'Brigitta' which I was assured would do well in Canberra.

I will keep the variety advised by you in mind, if these are not successful.

Regards

Jan
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vlct says...
Brigitta is a high chill variety.
700-1000 hrs required.

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vlct says...
Brain, no one has trained me a certain way.
I've created my own over the years.
from growing my own rare, heirlolm vegetables. breading some livestock and all these new unusual fruits
It's lead to a fresh and simple style of cooking..

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Jan says...
Hi, that's good, we get a lot of heavy frosts in Canberra! Just hope that I can get the soil acidity correct.

Jan
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vlct says...
Are you growing the B.b's in the ground or containers..
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VF says...
I'm with vlct re the BB's. While the plant is a heavy bearer, the taste is not there. Is on the sour side and lacking a good blueberry taste. I'm just hoping that flavor improves in the fruit that develops in the warmer weather.
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Markmelb says...
Im also not that impressed with BBs - only tried a couple size of 2c coin - my own plant didnt pollinate all that well but my Nellie kellie 3ft away is loaded - same age potting mix etc - hoping the BB will give me dollar sized fruit next year - as for taste need a mouthful but ones ive tried were similar to Brigitta high bush
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vlct says...
I thought I was going too see those dollar coin size berrys this year..


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