Berries in your garden

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Our cherished goods

In “Jāņkalni” we have cherished, favourited and we recommend to you several productive blueberry breeds. Tell us how, where and what for do you want to grow your blueberries and we will help you choose the most appropriate breed for these circumstances and goals.

“If you put your heart in it berries will grow large, delicious and even 5 kg on one bush!”

Ilze Ozoliņa

Warranty

Our experience has shown us that by properly caring for blueberries they always grow great and give berries. Therefore we offer a warranty for blueberry plants purchased from us with a condition that you cultivate them according to our instructions.

Blueberry varieties

‘Patriot’

Berries with excellent taste! Fully grown shrub can reach a height up to 1.2 m. Quite early and productive blueberry variety which can obtain 4-6 kg berries from one shrub. Note that shrubs of this variety can be frost-bitten during the latest spring frosts and this can affect the harvest. The first berries will be a very big, others – medium, but bunches will be dense.

‘Chippewa’

Winter-resistant and firmly producing blueberry variety with small berries. Shrubs are compact, up to 1.2 m high. The berries are strong and sweet.

‘Chandler’

These berries are to be harvested in August. Berries are large and delicious. A big advantage is the long harvest period. Shrub height is up to 1.5 m. Frost-resistance up to –34°C.

‘Blue crop’

The most grown variety in Europe. Berries are big, with a great taste, ripen in early August. Shrub up to 2 m high, winter-resistant and tolerates both moisture shortage and the abundance in the soil.

‘Blue gold’

The medium-sized berries with excellent taste the harvest of which you will be able to enjoy in the middle of August. Shrub is up to 1.2 m high, richly producing. High frost-resistance up to –34°C.

‘Polaris’

One of the few cross-pollinating blueberry varieties, which should be planted next to any other one time blooming variety. Highly aromatic berries, strong, light blue. Very winter-resistant variety. Height 1.2-1.5 m.

Planting and maintenance of plantations

Selection of location

For blueberries to grow well and produce berries start with the appropriate selection of location. These fancy and beautiful berries willingly grow up only on a sunny and warm location, preferably well protected from the wind. As this is a culture of warmer lands, last shoots can be frost-bitten on colder winters, though they successfully grow in many places in Latvia for many years.

Soil

Once the location is selected it is important to improve the soil properly and thoroughly. Blueberries need acidic (pH 4-5), fertile and permeable soil. You can get such a soil quite simple in your garden: ⅓ acidic peat, ⅓ fine bark mulches (humus), ⅓ sandy garden soil. Thoroughly mix and pour it all in, tamp in planting location which should be about 1m in diameter and at least 0.7m deep.

Planting

While planting it should be fertilised with superphosphate or complex fertilisers (only if planted in the first half of summer!). It is better to plant more shallow than deep, do not strew a collar. If you plant a seedling that has been grown in plant container, you should release its roots, so that they do not turn as in the pot but go on expanding. It must be thoroughly poured and you have to keep watching the level of moisture later on so that it is humid enough.

Cultivation

Blueberries should be fertilized in early spring with ammonium saltpeter and complex fertilisers and that can be repeated twice, but not later that the last day of July. It is important so that nitrates don’t accumulate in berries. Rhododendron fertilizers will also be suitable. Occasionally you should renew the mulch with pine mulch.

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