I bought 3 plants, but sadly have managed to lose (I suspect removed by a small boy) the tags for them, so beyond knowing one was a Nellie Kelly I don’t know what varieties they are. The Nellie Kelly and one of the others are evergreen, the 3rd is deciduous.
I potted them up, soon after buying them, into 30cm diameter pots. Blueberries like acidic soil so I used Ericaceous (Azalea) potting mix. I will pot them up again this Autumn if it looks like they are running out of room.
Since I bought them both the evergreen ones have put on new growth and in late winter they started flowering.
Many of the flowers had dropped off by mid to late September. For a while it looked like nothing was happening but by the start of October they had begun swelling. This is what they looked like yesterday:
The deciduous one is only now reaching the flowering stage. Strangely it hasn’t regrown its leaves yet. Not having much experience of blueberries I can only presume this is normal. This is what it looks like at the moment.
I’m really enjoying watching the blueberries develop. They might not be quite as impressive as L’s fabulous bananas – check out her post if you haven’t seen banana flowers before – really fascinating. But if your space and climate aren’t suited to immense herbs like that then blueberries might just be the thing. They are very, very good for you after all.