Vaccinium macrocarpon ‘Early Black’ (Cranberry) 2L Pot
€11.00 “Price excl. VAT: €11.00”
Originating from Massachusetts, USA, this variety is one of the most popular grown in America – probably because it is so easy to grow and has excellent disease and frost resistance.
The fruits of ‘Early Black’ aren’t actually black – starting off bright red they ripen to a deep purple-red that could easily be mistaken for black. But it certainly lives up to the ‘Early in its name, cropping from late August – which makes it the earliest variety. High in Vitamin C, the fruits can be made into pies and puddings, crushed and made into juice, or made into Cranberry Jelly – perfect for the Christmas Turkey!
Growing to a maximum of around 2 feet (60 cm) tall, this small evergreen bush does best in a full sun or a semi-shade position where it can be allowed to scramble as it wishes.
- Harvest from late August.
- Suitable for both open ground or container growing.
- For open ground planting plant 12″ x 12″ (30 x 30 cm) apart.
- Ericaceous, so will require soil or compost of an acidic nature.
Supplied in a 2 litre pot
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