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Blueberries Vaccinium spp.

Apr 19, In addition to being an excellent food plant, slow-growing blueberry bushes are rather pretty. They can take 10 years to reach their mature height; some reach feet tall.

Their glossy, dark green leaves turn bright red in fall. Small white or pink flowers turn into white berries that turn a Botanical Name: Cyanococcus. Apr 21, If you’re in the northern half of the state, plant rabbiteye, but if you’re in the southern half, choose the southern highbush.

They grow inches tall and spread feet.

Both kinds of blueberries require acidic, well-drained soils. Plants will benefit from the addition of organic matter and a layer of pine bark mulch. Blueberries will do best in a sunny area away from buildings and competition from roots of trees. The ideal planting season is mid-December to mid-February, when the weather is a little cooler.

Select 5-inch lengths from healthy stems; place into a growing medium, indoors, and keep warm and damp.

Blueberries enjoy a PH ofso make sure the soil is acidic and supplemented with quality compost. Most blueberry cultivars require cross-pollination from another cultivar of the same type, so make sure to have a couple of the same varieties.

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