Sep 03, 1 min read.
Shane Harris and Chip East with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System provide information on pruning rabbiteye blueberries.
Growers should prune blueberries to: stimulate new growth and plant vigor. remove dead or diseased wood. reduce the fruit load to make berries larger. keep plants a manageable size for bushclear.buzzted Reading Time: 40 secs.
Fletcher St NW Suite B. Huntsville, AL From Business: Plant Rental, Weekly Maintenance, Sales and Design. 4. The Enchanted Forest. Nurseries-Plants & Trees Garden Centers Landscape Contractors.Hunters Ridge Cir SW. Huntsville, AL. Growing blueberries in the home garden can be quite enjoyable.
Blueberries have a very fresh taste when picked straight off the bush. Beyond the initial challenge of establishing a new planting, there are really few pests that attack blueberry bushes. Proper weeding, fertilizing, insect and disease control, and proper pruning help to assure quality fruit at harvest.
Pruning mature blueberry plants: remove weak, low-growing shoots (1) thin the crown of the plant by cutting out about 20 percent of the canes each year (2) head new, vigorous canes to about 4 to 6 inches below the top of the bush (3) 1 2} Excessive fruit set results in smaller, poorer-quality fruit and, potentially, reduced flower bud formation for theFile Size: KB.
Jul 03, Summer Pruning of Blueberries. As many of you are aware, it’s customary to prune azaleas, if needed, soon after flowering. Azaleas bloom on growth produced in the previous season, so this gives the plant time to put out new growth and for flower buds to form on the new growth, so that the plant will bloom the following year.