Some fruit trees not edible?

Asked May 18, 2015, 9:11 PM EDT

I've watched some shows on TV where they say you "can't eat the blueberries" or a given fruit on a particular tree. Why would this be? Is it unsafe or is the quality just not what we are used to? I've tried blueberry bushes before and haven't been too successful, but I'll keep trying if I can eat them if successful. I might give up if I can't eat them anyway.

Middlesex County Connecticut blueberries fruit tree fruits

1 Response

Blueberrries are edible. Some tree fruits are edible and some tree fruits are not cultivated for human consumption.
Blueberries grow best in an acidic soil (4.3-5.3 pH) and the site should be prepared beforehand. It is a good idea to test the soil for pH and nutrient deficiencies. Pay attention to mulch and irrigation. They need an inch of water a week when not provided by mother nature. Blueberries are self-fertile but produce more and larger berries when two or more cultivars are planted. See our website on blueberries for more information. https://extension.umd.edu/growit/fruit-profiles/blueberries
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