Vaccinium macrocarpon ‘Early Black’ (Cranberry) 2L Pot

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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.
  • Self-fertile.

Supplied in a 2 litre pot

Availability: 5 in stock

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