Berries and Brambles

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Berries are the perfect fruit – not only are they great to eat, versatile in their usage and add fabulous colour to desserts and baked goods, but they are packed with nutrients including good doses of Vitamin C, fibre and antioxidants. They are really easy to grow, occupy only as much space as you are willing to give them, and produce prolific quantities of fabulous fruit. They make jolly jars of jam and cheerful chunks of chutney when you have a bumper crop.  

There is a wide range of Berries to choose from, some of which are known as Brambles, due to the fact that they have thorny or spiny canes and branches. Brambles are those tasty, colorful delights of early summer and autumn. The genus Rubus is divided into many species that include raspberries, blackberries, dewberries, loganberries and boysenberries. Berries include strawberries, blueberries and gooseberries. 
 

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This Southern Highbush Blueberry is a good choice for warmer areas of NZ. 'Marimba' is highly productive with large firm fruit full of flavour that ripen around December. Pollinate with another Southern Highbush. Plant in sun or part shade in rich acid soil for best results. Deciduous.

Though most Blueberries are self-fertile they will set fruit better if cross pollinated with another cultivar of the same variety.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Blueberry Marimba SH

Current Stock Height: 30/50 cm  ? 

Container: 2l  ? 

New stock arriving beginning of November, 2019. Pre-order now. Estimated price $29.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.


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Rabbiteye. Maru produces excellent crops of large dark blue fruit. Mature the berries well on the plant prior to picking, This is a good variety for Waikato North. Flowers in spring, fruit harvest toward the end of summer and displays gorgeous burgundy wine colours in autumn. Acid Soil. Deciduous.

Let fruit mature on the bush. To ensure the best flavour leave fruit on the bush for 7-10 days after turning blue.

 

Colour: Pink / White
Habit: Spreading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Blueberry Maru R

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

$26.99


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An attractive Southern Highbush selection with bright blue-green foliage. Medium sized berries of excellent quality and flavour. Recommended for warmer areas of NZ. Partially self fertile, but will produce bigger and better crops if pollinated with another Southern Highbush . Deciduous.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Blueberry Misty SH

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 2l  ? 

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Northern Highbush - 'Muffin' TM was developed in conjunction with Plant and Food Research and produces heavy crops of delicious berries in summer and autumn. Best grown in areas that get some winter chill. Will perform best if planted with another variety such as 'Blue Joy'. Deciduous. PVR.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 60cm

Blueberry Muffin NH

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

$26.99


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Southern Highbush Blueberry. A vigorous, upright grower that produces very large fruit with a mild sweet flavour. Plant in the sun in rich acid soil. Will perform better with a companion such as 'Marimba' or 'Petite Blue'. Ripe from November onwards. Deciduous.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Blueberry O'Neal

Current Stock Height: 25/40 cm  ? 

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Rabbiteye. An American variety that is suitable for warmer areas of NZ. The sweet berries are of a good size and high quality and produced in generous quantities between January and March. Plant in the sun, in rich acid soil. Best planted with 'Tifblue' or 'Centurion'.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Blueberry Powder Blue R

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

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Blueberry Powder Blue R

Current Stock Height: 30 cm

Container: 1.9l  ? 

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This 'Rabbit-eye' variety is is a tall, vigorous upright grower. Large, light blue berries full of flavour ripen towards the end of summer. Pollinate with another Rabbiteye to ensure good crops. Plant in a sunny position in acid soil that does not dry out in summer. Deciduous.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: Pink / White
Habit: Spreading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m

Blueberry Tifblue

Current Stock Height: 30 cm

Container: 1.9l  ? 

New stock arriving beginning of October, 2019. Pre-order now. Estimated price $24.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.


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Boysenberries with their sweet taste and just a hint of sharpness to awaken your taste buds are a delicious summer treat. Perfect to eat fresh or for making jams and preserves. Easy to grow but it best to provide some horizontal support. Boysenberries are Floricanes, and fruit on 2nd year canes. Deciduous.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Spreading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x spreads

Boysenberry

Current Stock Height: 30/50 cm  ? 

Container: 1.3l  ? 

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A great Boysenberry to grow as it has less thorns than other varieties and has berries with an outstanding flavour. Grow in a sunny sheltered position and provide horizontal support. Prune in winter and remember Boysenberries are Floricanes and fruit on 2nd year canes . Ripe around January-February. Deciduous.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Spreading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x spreads

Boysenberry Mapua

Current Stock Height: 70/80 cm  ? 

Container: 3.5l  ? 

$29.99


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The Black Currant produces a fruit that is high in Vitamin C with a tart sharp taste. 'Magnus' is disease resistant, a reliable producer and has an upright habit. The currants are ripe late Dec-Jan. Delicious and deciduous.

Black currants will grow in sun or semi-shade. They like deep acid soil that does not completely dry out in summer when the fruit are setting. They fruit on the new seasons wood which develops after pruning.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White / Green
Habit: Spreading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.8m x spreads

Currant Black Magnus

Current Stock Height: 40 cm

Container: 3l  ? 

$19.99


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Currant Black Magnus

Current Stock Height: 50/70 cm  ? 

Container: 4.5l  ? 

New stock arriving beginning of July, 2019. Pre-order now. Estimated price $24.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.


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