Q.How long from when the petals fall will blueberries be ripe to pick?
I live in southern NJ and have about 125 blueberry plants. It’s May 4, some of the petals have begun to fall from a few of the plants. Will I have ripe blueberries before June 1st? I have to go out of town on the 24 of May and will be back by June 1st. I’m worried that I’ll lose berries before I get back. I can’t find a timeline anywhere- just the various growth stages. This is only our 2nd year of having mature plants filled with berries and I didn’t write that information down last year.
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Blueberry harvesting is anywhere from late May to August depending on your cultivar. Do not pick them until they are blue and fall right into your hands.