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Q.Can the variety of a blueberry bush be visually determined?

Zone Jackson Center, PA (Zone 5B, I think) | Anonymous added on April 19, 2019 | Answered

I have a blueberry bush that I found out was planted about 17-18 years ago. I want to expand the patch with additional bushes. If I knew the variety, I could plant varieties to expand the harvest season, provide superior pollination, and select other varieties with a broader range of bush size and berry taste characteristics. How do I determine the variety that I have?

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Answered on April 19, 2019

It can be very difficult to pinpoint the exact cultivar, but you could pinpoint the exact species that it is. You may have to watch it over a few seasons to see when it flowers, the color, and other characteristics about it to determine what species it is using a blueberry dichotomous key. These can be found many places online. You can also take a sample, or pictures to your local extension service, and they may be able to help. This link will help you find the closest one to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search/

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