Jan 21, Highbush blueberry, a native of North America, grows six to 12 feet tall and is the major blueberry-producing species in commerce.
Its name refers to its tall stature. The best time to prune is from January to early-March during the dormant period, advises Bernadine Strik, berry crops specialist with the Oregon State University Extension Service.
Jan 18, CORVALLIS, Ore. – Moderate pruning of highbush blueberries done every year can make the difference between a mediocre and a bumper crop – and production of quality fruit.
Highbush blueberry, a native of North America, grows 6 to 12 feet tall and is the major blueberry-producing species in commerce. Its name refers to its tall stature.
The best time to prune is from January toEstimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Blueberry roots are close to the surface. They need an adequate water supply from blossom until the fall rains arrive. Drip irrigation or another form of under-canopy irrigation is ideal.
Pruning Timing: Minimal pruning is needed the first 5 to 6 years. Older plants are pruned every winter, January to early shrubhauling.buzz Size: KB. May 20, To prune a young blueberry bush, remove crossed branches to allow the canes to grow straight up. This will produce stronger canes and keep fruit off the ground. Also during the first 2 years, cut away any buds, as the bush needs to focus on growing, not producing%(75).
You can plant blueberry bushes as close as 2 or feet apart to form solid hedgerows, or space them up to 6 feet apart so they grow individually. If you plant in rows, allow 8 to 10 feet between the rows. Pruning blueberry bushes. It’s best to give your blueberry plants time.