Blueberry plant selection

Asked March 8, 2017, 7:51 PM EST

I have one Elliott and two Reveille blueberry plants. Looking to plant one more blueberry bush for my home garden. Looking for a sweet berry that produces well. Any suggestions? The two varieties I have now do well enough but I'd prefer a sweeter berry. Or, is there something I need to do to produce sweeter berries as opposed to a variety change? Thanks.

Cecil County Maryland blueberry small fruit sweet berry

1 Response

Here are a couple of thoughts. Make sure that you are not harvesting too early. Berries turn blue 3 to 4 days before they attain maximum sweetness and flavor. Also, if you had a great deal of rain within the days before picking, water content may be high and the fruits are not as sweet as normal. Look at harvesting information http://extension.umd.edu/growit/fruits/care-blueberries
You can look on our cultivar list and Rutgers for more information on varieties. http://extension.umd.edu/growit/fruits/blueberries-selection-and-planting
https://njaes.rutgers.edu/pubs/fs419/
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