Fruit Bush Growing Guide

Fruit Bush

Crop Rotation Group

Miscellaneous 

Soil

Rich soil with compost dug in. pH of 6 to 6.5 preferred.

Position

Sunny position.

Frost tolerant

Yes but cover if a severe frost is forecast.

Feeding

May need potash (potasium) adding, particularly if the leaves start to brown at the edges. In spring mulch around the root area with compost and then grass clippings or other organic mulch.

Spacing

Single Plants: 90cm (2' 11") each way (minimum)
Rows: 90cm (2' 11") with 90cm (2' 11") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Plant in mid autumn or early winter when it's not too cold for a little root growth to help them establish.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

After harvesting prune the bush back to five leaves on each side shoot and remove any dead or overcrowded branches to 'open up' the plant. You can add a variety of this plant to label what it is and specify spacing or planting times.

Harvesting

Harvest fruit when ripe.

Troubleshooting

May need to protect fruit from birds with netting, or just allow for losing some fruit.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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