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Allotment Fruit Collection

  • The Allotment Fruit Collection contains one of each plant in either a 7cm or 8cm pot.

  • Ribes nigrum 'Titania' - Blackcurrant 'Titania'(15-20cm tall): An easy to grow, mildew resistant shrub that produces an abundance of large, black berries from mid-summer over a long cropping time. Blackcurrants have a high juice content which is reasonably sweet and used to make cordials and even cassis. High in antioxidants and rich in vitamin C, the superfood can help give your immune system a boost. For optimum growth, best to plant in neutral soil (soil acidity can be corrected easily by adding ground limestone around the root area when it is planted out in the ground or re-potted).

  • Elaeagnus umbellata - Autumn Olive (10-20cm tall): A fruiting ornamental with its oval-shaped, dark green on top and silvery underneath leaves that have a wavy edge to them. During the Spring, the Autumn Olive offers clusters of creamy coloured flowers that are of a sweet scent. The flowers are followed by unusual orange-red fruits (small bean sized) that are covered in tiny silver speckles. This deciduous shrub can yield thousands of fruits when grown in the ground and positioned where it will receive plenty of sunshine. The berries have a sweet flavour and can be eaten when ripe, or they can be cooked and used in jams.

  • Vaccinium corymbosum - Blueberry (10-15cm tall): A deciduous shrub which has a rounded, bushy habit with multiple seasons of interest. From late spring to early summer, clusters of pearly white flowers bloom on the bare stems. In mid-summer, an abundant of medium-sized, juicy, edible blueberries form amongst its leaves. They will happily produce their fruits in a medium sized pot. The sweet tasting fruits can be eaten raw or can be used to make jams, tarts, and preserves. The berries are known to be full of vitamins and antioxidants. Loved by not only us but by the birds and the bees too! The fruits are followed by an excellent display of autumn colours.


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