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There are also some varieties that require less chilling time, only around hours depending.

Jul 11, Blueberries usually are propagated from softwood or hardwood cuttings by cutting selected twigs from healthy, disease-free mother plants. Cuttings are placed in propagation beds in a medium that holds moisture well but also allows adequate aeration.

The general rule is to remove 1/3 to 1/2 of the top of young blueberry plants when transplanting them to the field (Fig.

While propagating from seed or sucker can both be successful, the most popular way to propagate blueberries is from cuttings.

1). Also remove weak, twiggy, growth near the base of the plant and side branches bearing flower buds. All flower buds should be removed during the first year, either by pruning or rubbing-off.

Jun 06, The first way to propagate your blueberry plant is through hardwood cuttings. These are gathered in the winter after sufficient chilling has occurred, usually late January through February, when the blueberry bush is dormant. Look for a 6 to 12 inch long, 1/4-inch-thick cutting that grew the previous summer and has no signs of damage or disease.

The berry size is medium and the bush is medium.

Mar 12, In an ideal world, take 6” long cuttings from cuttings first-year shoots that are about 1/4 inch in diameter, or the thickness of a pencil. So long as the cuttings are placed in consistently moist (but not soggy) growing medium, they generally root on their own without issue. Burry the cuttings about 2 inches deep, or 1/3 of their total takedownshrub.pwted Reading Time: 5 mins. Water requirements for blueberry plants are low during the winter. During most years, the combination of rainfall and water stored in the soil should limit the need for irrigation on moist soils between December 1 and March 1.

The most critical period for irrigation of blueberry plants in Florida is from early fruit set until the end of harvest. All of our blueberry bushes are propagated from cuttings taken from our own blueberry bushes to insure quality and true to type plants.

We have 1 and 2 year premium blueberry bushes both bed grown and in containers along with a limited selection of bed grown 3 year blueberry bushes for sale. Spread fertilizer evenly over a circle 2 feet in diameter with the plant in the center. Repeat applications of fertilizer in April, June, August, and October using 1 ounce (2 TB) per plant of with 2% magnesium (Mg). If plants are mulched heavily, use ounces (3 TB) per plant per application rather than 1 ounce.

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