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Reading your website, I entirely agree with this quote you feature:"It is no mistake that when you buy their plants they arrive packed so carefully that even if they have travelled hundreds of miles, they're still perfect on arrival." I unpacked this order, after collecting it from the pier where our freight is delivered by ferry. The layers of plants amazed me, so carefully laid so closely together, and still damp in heavy duty waterproof bag. Instructed by the absent gardener I gave them another drink, and placed the plants upright in their packaging, in the greenhouse, to await his return, checked next morning that they had not been eaten, and were still damp. Look forward to future use!
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Reading your website, I entirely agree with this quote you feature:"It is no mistake that when you buy their plants they arrive packed so carefully that even if they have travelled hundreds of miles, they're still perfect on arrival." I unpacked this order, after collecting it from the pier where our freight is delivered by ferry. The layers of plants amazed me, so carefully laid so closely together, and still damp in heavy duty waterproof bag. Instructed by the absent gardener I gave them another drink, and placed the plants upright in their packaging, in the greenhouse, to await his return, checked next morning that they had not been eaten, and were still damp. Look forward to future use!
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Interesting Berries

It wasn't that long ago that the idea of growing a Cranberry in the UK was considered more than interesting! But as the interest in 'superfoods' has increased so has the quest for growing the more and more 'exotic' - something we are interested in ourselves!

To this end we are now not only growing Cranberries (obviously), but also such delights as Bilberries and Chokeberries! So what better way to make a truly productive kitchen garden or allotment than with the addition of an interesting berry or two? All can be grown in containers or the ground alike. More...

Originating in their wild form from scrubland or woodland areas across this interesting group of berries (they are not all related by family or genus) are just as happy growing in our own gardens or containers!

All are now afforded the esteemed status of 'superfood', thanks to the high vitamin and antioxidant content of the fruit. These berries can be eaten raw, used in jams and jellies, or dried, stored and used in cooking and baking as required. Although Cranberries and Huckleberries in particular are well known as an American export, they can easily be grown right here in the UK. Bilberry plants have also naturalised into many a hedgerow or scrubland.

Many of these plants require acidic soil conditions to thrive (check our individual descriptions of the plants); if you're planning on planting these 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.

We supply pot-grown berry 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 that we offer is self-fertile, meaning it requires no pollination partner in order to produce those nutrient-rich berries!

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Chokeberry 'Hugin'

Chokeberry 'Hugin'

Pretty white Spring flowers are followed by an Autumn crop of dark black berries. A beautiful shrub in its own right with stunning Autumn colour. Self Fertile.
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Supplied as a pot grown plant approximately 2 - 3 feet (60 - 90 cm) tall including pot.

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Chokeberry Bush 'Nero'

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Hardy and self fertile. Nero reaches about 4 feet tall with large black berries and has stunning red Autumn foliage. Fruits make lovely pies, jams, jelly and wine.
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Supplied as a pot grown plant approximately 2 - 3 feet (60 - 90 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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Jostaberry Bush

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A hybrid cross of a Gooseberry and a Blackcurrant. Purple black fruits can be cooked or eaten raw when fully ripe. Excellent pest and disease resistance. Self Fertile.
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Supplied as a containerised plant approximately 2 feet (60 cm) tall including plot.

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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. Very hardy. Self Fertile.
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Supplied as a pot grown plant approximately 8" (20 cm) tall (including pot).

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Tayberry

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A cross between a Blackberry and a Raspberry. Consistently produces heavy crops of dark red juicy fruits. Copes well with colder climates. Self fertile.
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Supplied as a pot grown plant approximately 2 feet (60 cm) tall including pot.

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Bilberry Plant

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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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Chokeberry Bush 'Viking'

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Hardy and self fertile. Pretty white Spring flowers are followed by an Autumn crop of large black/purple berries which are great for juice or jam. Has stunning Autumn leaf colour.
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Supplied as a pot grown plant approximately 2 - 3 feet (60 - 90 cm) tall including pot.

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Japanese Wineberry

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Unbelievably sweet orange-red to dark red berries of delicious flavour. Vigorous and upright habit. Self Fertile.
Available from APPROXIMATELY late November / early December 2020
Supplied as a pot grown plant approximately 2 feet (60 cm) tall including pot.

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Plant Passport Registration Number: GB-34265