Blueberries can be a difficult plant to grow, yet by attending to plants correctly you can harvest these super fruits soon enough. To learn more about planting blueberries, click here. 

 VARIETIES: Common varieties of blueberries include lowbush, northern highbush, rabbiteye and half-high.  To learn more about these varieties, click here.

CULTIVATION:

Soil Preparation: Blueberry plants require soil that has an acidic pH, coarse textured, well drained and has high organic matter content.  Test the soil pH before planting, then lower or raise the pH level accordingly.   After adjusting pH levels Apply 2 table spoons of fertilizer per plant at planting.  To learn more about soil preparation, click here.

Planting:

  • Plant your transplant that includes a healthy shoots coming out of the crown. 
  • Space plants 2.5 to 4 feet apart with in the row.
  • Rows should be 8 to 10 feet apart. 

Irrigation: Blueberry plants require a large amount of water and tend to dry out quickly, irrigate frequently.  To learn more about irrigation options, click here.

Fertilization:  Plants are sensitive to over fertilization.  In addition to fertilization use balanced fertilizers that contain ammonium nitrogen  occasionally.  To learn more about fertilization, click here.

COMMON PESTS AND DISEASES: Anthracnose, Botrytis, Cranker, Mummy Berry and Twig Blights are the common diseases that affect blueberry plants.  To learn about how to combat these diseases, click here. 

VIDEO'S: To watch how to test your soil, click here.