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Anonymous on
April 12, 2011

Q. Trimming Blueberry Bushes

How do you prevent these bushes from growing taller and wider? Is it ok to cut back taller branches to a height of 6 or 8 feet?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 12, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Yes, that would be fine. It will not harm the plant. This article will help you as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/blueberries/blueberry-plant-pruning.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 12, 2011

Q. Blueberries Crossing

I just bought two Jersey blueberry plants. Is it necessary to buy another type of blueberry plant to cross with these? Also, should they be planted away from other fruit, such as blackberries?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 13, 2011
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They don't need to be cross pollinated, but they produce better if they are cross pollinated.

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Anonymous on
April 19, 2011

Q. Blueberry Spacing

How close do different types of blueberry bushes need to be for cross pollination?

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Nikki on
April 20, 2011
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They should be planted within 10-20 ft of each other for cross pollination.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 25, 2011

Q. Blueberry Plants

Do blueberry plants last over winter if they are left outside and are not watered?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 26, 2011
Certified Expert
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As long as they are in the ground, most likely they are fine. Plants need far less water in the winter than in the summer and the ground normally holds more than enough to keep them alive.

The issue I see could be that without snow, the plants may not have had the insulation they are accustomed to, and that can hurt the plants. If you fear the plants may be dead, this article will help you tell that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm

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Anonymous on
April 25, 2011

Q. Blueberry Bushes

I have three blueberry bushes. One (the smaller of the three, about three years old) produces a few berries. The other two (four years old) have never had a berry on them. I’m about ready to dig them up and start over. Any suggestions?

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Nikki on
April 26, 2011
Certified Expert
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What are the varieties? Blueberries grow best when they cross pollinate. If you have all the same variety, they will not produce well.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 27, 2011

Q. Japanese Blueberry

My Japanese blueberry has a lot of red leaves. Is this normal or is the plant lacking in water, fertilizers, etc? The plant is one to two years old.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 28, 2011
Certified Expert
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Since there are many reasons for this and I cannot see for myself, here is a site that you may find helpful: http://www.fruit.cornell.edu/berrytool/blueberry/leaves/BBphos.htm

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