Pruning blueberries

Asked February 25, 2015, 12:28 PM EST

Hi, I have not pruned my blueberries this winter and they are budding out now. Is it too late to prune this year?

Washington County Oregon blueberries pruning horticulture

1 Response

It is best to prune your blueberries every year during dormancy, but things have gotten started a little early this year, haven't they?
If you prune your berries now, you will undoubtedly have less fruit this summer, but it may benefit your plants in the long-term. Here is a link to an article that will help you make your decision (scroll down a few pages for the blueberry section):
http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/small_farms_pruning_berries_9-7-13_strik.pdf