Blueberry Growing Guide
Crop Rotation Group
Rich soil with compost dug in. Acidic pH of 5 to 5.5 required.
Yes but cover if a severe frost is forecast.
May need potash (potassium) adding, particularly if the leaves start to brown at the edges.
Single Plants: 2' 11" (90cm) each way (minimum)
Rows: 2' 11" (90cm) with 2' 11" (90cm) row gap (minimum)
Sow and Plant
Plant in mid-fall or early winter when it's not too cold for a little root growth to help them establish.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
After harvesting prune the bush back to five leaves on each side shoot and remove any dead or overcrowded branches to 'open up' the plant.
Harvest fruit when ripe.
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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