All you need is a little space and the right environment to get your blueberry patch started.
1) Sunny location
2) Organically rich, acidic, well drained soil. Consider a soil test for optimum results.
3) A water source readily available.
4) Mulch to keep weeds down and roots moist.
5) Fertilizer- once early spring and once late spring.
6) Netting to keep birds away
7) Another variety with overlapping bloom for cross pollinate
Blueberries can be planted in rows 4-5’ apart and 8-10’ between the rows. They need to be pruned after about 4 years -then annually- to encourage new growth. That new growth will bear fruit the following year. Try to keep a balance of new and old growth to have fruit every year. Prune in late winter/early spring before new growth begins. Remove older stems from the center of the plant that may be dead or weak.
Vaccinium angustifolia (Low-bush Blueberry) is a native shrub 6”-2’ high that bloom with white flowers in May that produce sweet blue-black fruit in mid to late summer. The green leaves turn a beautiful red in the fall before they drop. ‘Tophat’ is a hybrid that reaches 2’ and produces fruit without a pollinator and available in 1 gallon containers.
Vaccinium corymbosum-(High-bush Blueberry) they grow 5-8’ tall depending on variety and pruning. We grow early, mid and late varieties, each one being tagged individually. Available in 2, 3 and 6 gallon containers.