Pruning Blueberry bushes

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John Langan asked 13 years ago

Planted a blueberry bush last year and had a few berries. Nothing this year. I didn’t prune it. Should I have and by how much? Should I have more than one bush for pollination?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Blueberries generally give very little fruit in the first year or two, but if they grow well, they will crop well. Give some tree and shrub fertilizer. It needs acidic soil or a specially prepared acid bed.

It does not need a pollinator but a plant of a different variety would increase the crop.

Pruning is not necessary for the first 3 years, and after that just remove some old shoots each year to thin it out.