Asked April 15, 2019, 1:20 AM EDT

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

1 Response


I would go ahead and remove flowers so the plant can focus on root production. Blueberry roots are very shallow and they require good establishment to maintain future production.