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Cranberry 'Pilgrim' Vaccinium Macrocarpon

Cranberry 'Pilgrim' Vaccinium Macrocarpon

Stuart McIntyre

Regular price £12.00 Sale

Pilgrim produces one of the largest and reddest fruits of any cranberry. It has a low growing spreading habit with attractive bronze coloured evergreen leaves - leathery in texture - that turn a rich red in Autumn and Winter.

Pinky red flowers in mid-summer followed by succulent, glossy, dark red berries with a distinctive tart flavour. Ideal for culinary use in sauces, compotes or juicing. The berries are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants. Suited to container growing and will also do very well in hanging baskets.

Characteristics

Species - Macrocarpon
Variety - Pilgrim 
Cropping Season - Late September and October 
Planting Distance - 1m (3ft)

Height - 15cm 
Spread - 45cm

Planting

Grow against a fence or wall for support in well-drained but moist, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade.

When planting ensure the root ball is moist before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root ball or pot. Mix soil improver and general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly until established. Fruit is produced on the previous year's stems. Tie in the new shoot - these will flower and fruit in the second year. Cut away the older stems and replace them with new vigorous shoots. Cut back damaged shoots in late winter and apply a general fertiliser.

Delivery

Your plants will be picked and packed carefully to ensure they arrive to your door alive and fresh. Please unpack orders as soon as possible.

During the "Available Season - March to August" we aim to deliver all orders between Tuesday and Friday. According to our stock availability orders might be placed on hold until plants are in a suitable condition to be sent or in case you have placed an order out of Available Season. We will keep you informed via email about a delivery date.

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