Fruits & Vegetables, Plants, Shrubs & Perennials, Trees
ELDERBERRY (Black, European)- Sambucus Nigra
The Elderberry is an erect plant that can be placed in full sun. It is a truly multi-purpose plant and can be used for a hedge, wildlife attractant, landscaping and for their abundance of fruit. This variety is often used for health benefits as it is the only variety considered to be non-poisonous even when the fruit is not cooked. The fruit is perfect for juicing, jams, tarts, deserts, cordials, wine or fresh fruit. This elderberry plant is easy to grow, care for and can grow up to 4m high.
Soil PH level of 5.5 – 6.5. Prefers loamy to sandy soil, but will also tolerate clay soil.SKU: n/a
Fruits & Vegetables
A one year old tayberry plant in a 3L shrub pot
The Tayberry is a cross between the Blackberry and Red Raspberry plants with all the good qualities of the original genus such as the large fruit size, fruit firmness and vigorous growth of the blackberry, with the great taste and colour of the red raspberry. The plant bears edible fruit, perfect for jams, tarts, desserts, juices, teas or fresh fruits.
The Tayberry is a trellising shrub that should be placed in full sun, but can tolerate part shade. Soil PH level of 6.0 – 6.8. Prefers loamy, well drained soil. Cold hardy, but protection must be given in heavy frost areas. Well decomposed compost can be mixed in with the soil before planting. Fertilize in spring. Prune lightly in winter. A trellis or a fence can be used to support the growing branches which can grow up to 3m long.
Submerge the pot in water for 10 minutes before transplanting.
Fruits & Vegetables
A one year old blueberry plant in a 3L shrub pot
The blueberry plant is an erect, bushy shrub that can be placed in full sun or partly shade. It is cold hardy and can tolerate frost. It grows best in very light, sandy or sandy loam soils which are extremely acidic with a ph level between 4.8 and 5.8 (KCL). A mixture of Sphagnum peat moss, acid compost and sandy soil works well as a growing medium either incorporated into the soil or in 30L or larger containers. The plant will start to produce blueberries after the first winter and continue to produce fruit for more that 15 years. The berries are perfect for eating fresh or for jams, deserts, sauces, smoothies, cakes or juices.
The plant is self-fertile, but it will produce larger berries when cross pollinated with another blueberry plant.SKU: n/a