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blueberries in shade

Posted by ashie 6 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 23, 09 at 1:30

I would like to plant blueberries on my property. I am wondering if I could plant them under a pine tree which gets afternoon sun (3pm-6:30pm), it is pruned from the bottom up about 6 ft from the ground. Would they grow well and produce a good amount of fruit if planted there, because of the acidic soil? Thanks for the answers

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RE: blueberries in shade

  • Posted by ericwi Dane County WI (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 23, 09 at 10:22

Based on my experience growing blueberries, along the east side of our house, I think that you can successfully grow blueberries in the location you describe, but, each shrub might produce about a cup of fruit per year. In a location with full sun, all day, the same shrub might produce a quart of fruit per season.

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