Darrow® Blueberry

Desciption: Darrow is a mid-late cropping variety. Produces one of the largest fruits, which have a slightly tart flavour. Good for freezing, can be eaten fresh and delicious in jams or pies. Strong growing upright bush with attractive leaves in the autumn.

History: Introduced in 1965.

Blueberry Growing Tips: Happier planted in full sun or partial shade. Prefers moist, well-drained soil or ericaceous compost in a pot. Keep the plant well watered with rainwater, not tap water. Pruning is rarely needed in the first two years. After that you should prune in late February to early March. Remove a quarter of the branches every year to keep the plant productive. If you would like to eat the fruits yourself, don't forget to cover the plant to stop the birds getting them!

Pollination Partners: Blueberry Bluecrop Blueberry Chandler Blueberry Liberty Blueberry Northland Blueberry Patriot Blueberry Sunshine Blue All blueberries are partially self-fertile, planting more than one variety helps improve yield.

Attributes

  • Picking month: Early August
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Eating

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