Blueberry Darrow

Darrow’s Blueberry

Vaccinium corymbosum darrow was intoduced in 1965 by Bill Darrow of Green Mountain Orchards in Vermont, Darrow is a strong evergreen shrub 5-6 ft tall, sometimes more. The leaves turn brilliant red in autumn. The urn-shaped flowers are pinkish-white, appearing in spring, and are they mature into very large, sweet to tart berries in mid to late summer. Darrow’s blueberry is a good choice for a naturalistic planting in very acid soils, and will tolerate soils which are seasonally wet. Can be grown in a container in ericaceous compost.

Site: Tolerates some exposure
Soil: Light, well drained, acidic soil, especially sandy soil
Position: Full sun
Pick: August
Keep: Does not keep, but berries ripen over a period of weeks
Hardiness: Hardy
Pollination: Self-fertile
Uses: Eating, cooking and preserving

Type | Size: Pot | 9cm
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