Blueberry

Vaccinyum x corymbusm x ashei x darrowi

The Nellie Kelly Blueberry (Sunshine Blue) is a delightful, evergreen bush that grows to 1 metre, producing pink flowers during the winter and delectable fruit in late spring and summer. The bush is frost tolerant and needs to be planted in areas where overnight temperatures drop below 5C degrees during winter as this helps to promote the flowers.

Nellie Kelly Blueberries are suitable for either garden beds or large pots where they will get part sun. They will last 10 to 15 years and produce up to 4 kilograms of fruit a season. Blueberries prefer a soil pH of 4.5 to 6, so a well drained, premium grade, acidic azalea potting mix is ideal. Keep the bush moist and feed with a slow release, acidifying fertiliser during winter and late summer. Prune the bush vigorously after fruiting, removing up to a third of the bush.

Nellie Kelly Blueberries taste delicious and are high in antioxidants, vitamins and fibre!

Goat Cheese Salad with Blueberries

2 cups rocket salad leaves 1 large granny smith apple, sliced
2 cups baby spinach leaves 4 tablespoons olive oil
100 grams walnuts, toasted 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
150 grams fresh blueberries 1 tablespoon honey
225 grams goats cheese, sliced black pepper, to taste
   

Combine rocket and spinach leaves, split between four plates and top with goats cheese. Sprinkle with blueberries, apples and walnuts. Mix oil, vinegar and honey in a small bowl then drizzle over the salad. Add pepper to taste.

Serves 4, as an entrée.