I thought our blueberry bushes were never going to fruit but after 4 years, here’s what they’ve decided to do! Blueberries are strange creatures. They detest lime, take a considerable time to start fruiting well and, when they do, the fruit ripens unevenly on the bush. This means careful picking is necessary as ripe berries must be harvested from a tight bunch which may still be sporting green fruit. Fresh blueberries from the garden are more tangy and flavoursome that their more bland supermarket cousins.