<![CDATA[Burpee Community - ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/443/blueberries en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Re: Blueberries]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/443/blueberries?commentid=1547
I would definately wait until the threat of frost is past before transplanting them. 

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/443/blueberries?commentid=1547 December 14, 2011
December 21, 2011 December 21, 2011 <![CDATA[Re: Blueberries]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/443/blueberries?commentid=1546 I've got a question about my blueberry bushes as well; do I need to prune them? I thought I read somewhere that they should be cut back in the fall or winter, to help promote new growth in the spring. and that berries will only grow on new growth. Can anyone confirm this for me?

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/443/blueberries?commentid=1546 December 21, 2011
<![CDATA[Re: Blueberries]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/443/blueberries?commentid=1545 You could transplant your blueberries now but you should really do a soil test first.  Blueberries require very acidic soil, pH range of 4.5 to 5.5.  The optimal process would be to determine your raised bed's pH, adjust the pH using sulfur and/or ferrous sulfate and plant the blueberries in the spring.  You can find information on blueberries at www.growit.umd.edu and search for blueberries.

To hold you plants over in their pots this winter, just group them together and mulch them in with lots of mulch.  This will keep the rootballs from freezing and thawing which is bad.


http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/443/blueberries?commentid=1545 December 23, 2011
<![CDATA[Re: Blueberries]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/443/blueberries?commentid=1544 Fall planting is usually best for blueberry bushes (about 1 month before average frost date); spring planting is next best.  Absolute worst is when the ground is frozen & you have to chip out the hardpan with a sledgehammer! ;-9  Seriously, though, you can find a lot of information on many agricultural colleges' extension websites: any college with tech or polytechnic in the title usually will work with the extension offices in your state.  One that I regularly consult is Virginia Tech's site, http://www.ext.vt.edu.  You can also google the latin name of your variety to get decent information from various extension sites around the US on what type of sun levels it prefers, when to prune, etc.  

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/443/blueberries?commentid=1544 January 10, 2012
<![CDATA[Re: Blueberries]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/443/blueberries?commentid=1543 I am wondering too about pruning. I have some long stems coming up out of my less than year old tophat.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/443/blueberries?commentid=1543 September 14, 2012
<![CDATA[Re: Blueberries]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/443/blueberries?commentid=1542  

Nicdoot, Blueberries need very little pruning. Unless the stems are quite unsightly I would leave them. Pruning blueberries in the fall will cut off the fruit for next year.


http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/443/blueberries?commentid=1542 September 17, 2012