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Blueberry (Climax) Plants

FRUIT-BLUE-3-5

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Climax Blueberry plants are an early season Rabbiteye variety that is suitable for the warmer North Island climate.  They have an open and upright growing habit and produce delicious, medium - large blue berries. 

About Climax Blueberry

Blueberries are the perfect solution for gardeners who love berries but have small spaces to play with. They can be grown as a bushy shrub, clipped into a hedge, or planted in a gorgeous patio pot.  The clusters of white flowers and bushy foliage look great in lots of garden settings - from elegant spaces to apartment courtyards or rambling cottage gardens. 

Climax is a Rabbiteye variety with a low chill requirement - a good choice for most North Island gardens. It will grow to about 1.5 metre tall, and 1 metre wide.  To set fruit, Climax Blueberry plants need to be planted with another Blueberry that flowers at a similar time.  You can expect it to fruit in two - three years (fruiting in December and January).

Culinary Uses for Blueberries  

Blueberries are often called one of nature's 'superfoods' due to their high vitamin C and antioxidant levels.  They are the perfect fresh lunchbox snack, or sprinkled over muesli.  Blueberries can also be preserved, or frozen to for smoothies or muffins.

Blueberries are ready to pick about 7 days after turning blue.  Keep picking regularly to encourage your plants to keep fruiting.  Don't wash the berries before storing, as it encourages mildew.

Growing Conditions - Climax Blueberry

Blueberry plants thrive in full sun.  They have quite specific soil requirements, preferring soil that is well-draining and rich in organic matter.  (We recommend that you add a handful of Morganics fertiliser when planting.)  More importantly, Blueberry plants need to be planted in acidic soil with a PH of about 4.5. We recommend that you select a sheltered spot for your Blueberry plants.  Companion plant with Basil and Thyme.

This plant is relatively heat tolerant, but does not cope well with drought.  Water your Blueberries deeply twice a week over summer and when fruiting.  Keep the soil moist but not water logged.  Feed them with a dose of Morganics fertiliser or compost once of twice per year.

Once established, Climax Blueberries will tolerate mild frost, although heavy late spring frosts can damage early blossoms.   

What Type of Climate Do Climax Blueberries Prefer?

Climax Blueberry is suitable for warmer, North Island temperatures.  This bush can be planted most of the year round, but we recommend that you plant in spring or autumn.

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  

 

Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.