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Whats wrong with my blueberry bush

These were planted in New Zealand in October. They were started in a tunnel house from cuttings from existing plants. Soil seems to be ok as there are close on 400 growing really good. But one in every 10-15 is struggling

OUTSIDEUS blueberries Posted 2 months ago

Blueberry suckers

Can you transplant suckers that sprout around blueberry bushes and will they produce fruit?

Thank you!

Holmes County FL Posted 5 months ago

Re: blueberries

Have 2 old BB plants (about 20 years old). Still producing, but has lots of dead branches. Can't remember name, but developed at the U of M. Is it safe to prune back to encourage new growth? If so, how much and how far? Any info would be great. Thanks
PS: assume I know nothing

Isanti County MN Posted 9 months ago

blueberry mulch

Can I use peat moss for mulch on blueberries along with pine needles?

Clinton County IA Posted 9 months ago

inconsistent year to year yield of blueberries

I have blueberry bushes at least 15 years old. Some do well consistently while others vary greatly year to year with no fruit some years. What is the most likely reason and can the yields be made to be more consistent?

Island County WA Posted 9 months ago

Blueberry problem

What is this? Stres? Disease? pH soil?

Outside United States blueberry production Posted 9 months ago

Blueberry Leaf Curl and mottled bark on newer shoots

Mature (8-9 y.o.) blueberry bushes, 6 plants - different varieties, (previously very healthy) have problem with leaf curling. Started 2 weeks ago on early variety; leaves curling up. Nothing inside or under leaf. Leaves curled then turned brown. blossoms also turned brown. Bark on newer shoots looks mottled, "almost fungus-like." It is spreading from bush to bush. First bush affected is now putting out new leaves, but no new blossoms. Careful inspection of bushes revealed one small area of spittle with black insect on one leaf. Also "a few" strands of web filaments noticed. No photos available.

Clackamas County Oregon blueberry Posted 10 months ago


I've read that you should remove the flowers on a newly planted blueberry bush and not let it fruit it's first year. I planted several blueberry bushes last fall (fall of 2018) but they seemed like they were several years old as they were fairly large scrubs Because its the first year I've owned them (even though they are a few years old), should i still remove the flowers and not let them fruit this spring/summer? thank you!

Benton County Oregon Posted 11 months ago

Blueberry Container Gardening

I am ordering blueberries from Raintree Nursery and will be planting in containers. How should I amend the purchased potting soil to have the proper Ph? I will be planting in 1/2 wine barrels? Thank you

King County Washington Posted about 1 year ago

Summer pruning in northern highbush blueberries

Hi Just wondering if there are any research carried out on pruning norther highbush blueberries in summer.What are the benefits and negatives. How is it affect flower initiation in the shoots. Timings?We based in Uk Many thanks

Outside United States pruning pruning shrubs pruning blueberries summer pruning Posted over 1 year ago