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Vigorous, upright and very productive, Elliott is considered to be the latest of all blueberry varieties, fruiting through September. The berries are medium sized, firm and have a light blue colour. They also have an excellent shelf life. Provides seasonal interest with pink tinged flowers in spring and it’s bright burgundy stems. Blooms late, thereby avoiding late frosts. Extremely hardy. Eventual height: 1.5m (5ft). Eventual spread: 1m (3.3ft). Cropping season: August.
Plant 1.5m (5ft) apart in rows 2m (6ft) apart.
Plant in an open sunny spot in a moist acid, but well-drained soil. Can also be sucessfully grown in pots with ericaceous compost.
Soak the root-ball before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root-ball or pot. Mix an organic soil improver and general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly with lime-free water until established.
Thin out dense bushes by reducing branches by one-third every 2-3 years in winter. Apply a general fertiliser in spring.