July 17th, 2024

Harvest a Bounty of Blueberries!

Blueberries are excellent plants for the home gardener, providing not only delicious fruit but plants with outstanding ornamental value as well. Blueberries are easy to grow, require little care and are seldom bothered by pests.

Growing Blueberries Successfully

Blueberries thrive in full sun but can tolerate partial shade, though this may affect fruit production. To cultivate healthy blueberries, ensure they are planted in acidic soil with a pH level between 4.0 and 5.0. To learn how to care for blueberries and the different varieties of blueberry plants, click here.

Blueberry Varieties

Our Blueberry Care & Variety Guide also lists and describes a number of blueberry plant varieties. Click here to download. At Hunters Garden Centre, we carry a variety of blueberry plants. Call or visit us in-store to see what varieties are available!

Blueberry Plants Available at Hunters Garden Centre in Surrey

We have a wide variety of blueberry plants that are currently in stock at our Surrey store for summer 2024:

  • Blue Crop
  • Chandler
  • Elliot
  • Legacy
  • Mini Blues
  • North Country
  • Northland
  • North Sky
  • Patriot
  • Sweetheart
  • Top Hat
  • Midnight Cascade
  • Perpetua

Harvesting Blueberries

Fruiting occurs from June to October depending on the variety. Harvesting is easy; simply pick the berries when they are fully ripe and firm. Fresh blueberries are perfect for snacking, baking into pies, blending into smoothies, or topping off salads for a burst of flavor and nutrition.

Here are a few of our favourite homemade recipes to make with freshly picked blueberries!

Fresh Blueberry Recipes

Other Edible Garden Plants

Interested in cooking with fresh fruits, veggies and herbs from the garden? To explore other edible plants, click here! Also, to check out our Frequently Asked Questions page with garden tips for specific edible plants, click here.

Whether you’re starting a new blueberry patch or tending to established bushes, the rewards of growing blueberries are plentiful. With their easy care, aesthetic appeal, and delicious fruit, blueberries are a must-have for any garden with right climate.