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Blueberry leaning over

Posted by jennieboyer 8 (My Page) on
Mon, May 20, 13 at 19:42

All,

I have several blueberry plants that are leaning over and bending towards the ground. Picture of one attached. I suspect it's the weight of the berries. My question is, will they straighten up once I pick the berries? Do I need to do anything to help them? I'm fine with how they are now, but want to make sure they don't have permanent issues from this. This is the first year I have allowed them to fruit.

Thanks!

Jennie


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RE: Blueberry leaning over

Hi Jennie,
How old are your plants?They could be over fruiting.
A stake could be put in the ground and tied to them. Brady


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RE: Blueberry leaning over

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Mon, May 20, 13 at 22:13

Agree they look to have too much fruit in relation to the amount of foliage. And I'd definately tie them up to a stake not so much for the plant but to keep the fruit clean and dry.

I'd take some fruit clusters off those shoots with the least foliage.


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