An early season variety, which produces its delicious fruit on compact, rounded bushes. In late spring the plant is covered with masses of white flowers, and these are followed by firm, flavourful blueberries. These fruits appear in large clusters, so are very easy to pick. Beacause it produces so much fruit, commercial growers have nicknamed it 'the mortgage lifter'. Plant breeders have called it 'Bluegold', which probably refers to the blue berries and golden-yellow, winter wood.
■Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Blueberries can also be grown in large pots and containers if ericaceous compost is used. Prune in winter, cutting out dead or damaged branches. In spring, feed with sulphate of ammonia, sulphate of potash and bonemeal and top-dress with ericaceous compost.