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Cranberries & Bilberries

Cranberries are well known for their 'superfood' status, but did you know that bilberries - now naturalised into many British hedgerows - are also considered superfoods thanks to their antioxidant and high vitamin content?

So what better way to make a truly productive kitchen garden or allotment than with the addition of a cranberry plant, with a few bilberry plants thrown in too? Both cranberry plants and bilberry plants can be grown in containers or as bush, favouring acidic (ericaceous) soil conditions. More...

Both the cranberry and the bilberry - a relative of the blueberry - are now afforded the esteemed status of 'superfood', thanks to their high vitamin and antioxidant content. Delicate bell-like flowers adorn both the bilberry and cranberry bush in spring, followed by an abundance of berries in the autumn. These berries can be eaten raw, used in jams and jellies, or dried, stored and used in cooking and baking as required.

And although cranberries in particular are well known as an American export, they can easily be grown right here in the UK. Bilberry plants (also known as huckleberry plants) have also naturalised into many a hedgerow or scrubland, and just as with the cranberry bush, they will grow quite happily in your back garden, allotment, or even in a container on a balcony or terrace.

Both cranberry plants and bilberry plants require acidic soil conditions to thrive. If you're planning on planting your bilberry or cranberry bush in open ground, then you will need to ensure that your soil is enriched with ericaceous soil or compost, so that the pH is around 4.5 - 5.5 for cranberries and between 4.5 and 6.0 for bilberries.

We supply pot grown cranberry plants and bilberry plants direct from our nursery in Kent, with each plant pruned to the appropriate height. And you needn't worry about cross fertilisation, as each variety of cranberry and bilberry that we offer is self fertile, meaning it requires no pollination partner in order to produce those nutrient rich berries.

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Bilberry

Bilberry

Slated to be the next 'new' super fruit. A popular fruit amongst foragers. Closely related to the Blueberry though the fruits are smaller. Self fertile.
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Supplied as a pot grown plant approximately 8" (20 cm) tall (including pot).

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Cranberry 'Early Black'

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A popular American variety of Cranberry. Produces large juicy red-purple fruits from late August. Possibly the earliest fruiting variety. Self Fertile.
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Supplied as a pot grown plant approximately 18" (45 cm) tall (including pot).

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Mountain Cranberry

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Also known as Lingonberry or Cowberry. Masses of tiny red berries are produced twice a year. Low spreading habit. Evergreen. Self Fertile.
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Supplied as a pot grown plant approximately 8" (20 cm) tall (including pot).

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Bilberry

Bilberry


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Cranberry 'Early Black'


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