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Fruting in New Blueberry plants

Posted by yaso 8a (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 9, 13 at 9:24

This year I got 3 new Blueberry plants Climax and Sunshine in 1G containers and Premier in 10G container. Another one Brightwell in 10G was given to me by a friend who got it last winter (2012), it was the only one in his patio and may not have had good pollination

When I got the Blues from a local nursery and Lowes, all of them had tons of flowers but now i see less than 5 matured berries in each of the blues, I do understand that not all flowers turn in to fruits and it is possible for the plants to shed flowers in their initial years but I expected at least 30-40 berries in each plants. Also going thru the forum I realized that it is better not to allow the plants to have fruits in the first year to help establish the plants.

Is the flowering season over for my blues Premier, Brightwell, Climax & Sunshine or would they again flower before fall. Also, how does the Blues fruit in the second year. Thanks

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RE: Fruting in New Blueberry plants

Fruit production is in direct proportion to health and growth. The more limbs you have the more fruit you will get but that is not always a good thing as BB tend to over produce which is bad for the plants.

Some BB do create flowers toward fall but the berries never get very good and I just pinch them off. It is a sign the plants are doing well ( IMHO). Not all varieties produce the fall flowers.

Basically just do all you can to make the plants put on a lot of good vigorous growth.

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