Blueberry – Sapphire
Vaccinium sp. “Sapphire”
Low chill variety suited for Perth gardens. Produces medium sized firm fruit early in the season. Not as vigorous as Sharpes and flowers may require thinning.
Grows best in a sunny but protected position with some shade from the hottest afternoon sun during summer. Needs an acidic soil (below pH 5.5) and can be grown in a pot (using Azalea and Camellia potting mix) or in the ground (Dig in a good quality compost and test soil pH before planting). Self Fertile but fruit set can improve when planted with other varieties.
Best results may be achieved in Perth soils by growing in a pot.
For further growing information, see our factsheet.