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Flowering plants of genus Vaccinium; grown for their fruit.

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Can fruiting plants detect that they are in an indoor environment?

I have a blueberry plant that's a few years old now, and when I left it outside it grew berries, but indoors it did not, despite nearly the same conditions. This got me wondering if my plant knew it ...
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What's happening to my blueberry leaves?

I just planted these blueberries, and they looked perfectly healthy beforehand. Here's what the leaves look like now: https://imgur.com/a/urLkPxW Is this just transplant shock? Should I remove the ...
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New blueberry bushes in bloom, should I snip flowers?

Last week I planted 5 blueberry bushes (3 Duke, 2 Chandler) 32 inches apart. I mixed peat moss with the original clay soil and topped with mulch. I've read that (paraphrasing) "If you plant 2-year old ...
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New blueberry plants turning red

My new blueberry plants are turning red! These are my second ones after Ii couldn't acidify the soil of the first batch fast enough. Do you think this is pH again? I read it could also be due to cold ...
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Healthy blueberry plant dropping flowers

My blueberry plant (pink lemonade) has been dropping flowers a week after I hand pollinated them. I only have one plant. Can anyone tell me why? It looks pretty healthy so I’m not sure what’s going on....
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Blueberry flowers turning black after pollination

As you can see in the picture the stem? parts of the flower is turning black after the flower dried up and fell off. They are also fall of easily when I touch them. My blueberry flowers are being ...
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Blueberries infection

Last year around end of summer our two blueberries growing on our balkony got some illnes. On the branches grew a lot of bulges (a few mm width and height, but around 1cm long), first sporadic and ...
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What causes flowers to fall off of a blueberry bush?

My blueberry bush's flower bells are falling off, leaving only the center stalk (stamen? pistil? whatever it is, its part of the sex organs) Is this what happens when a blueberry flower is properly ...
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Bush transplants bought too early

I bought some of these starters from a big box store and it says plant them when chance of frost is gone. Since I'm probably still 1 month out how should I best keep them? Should I water them in the ...
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Dying Blueberries - Burned Leaves

I bought 2 blueberries about 8 months ago and they summer in Cyprus was really long and they seem damaged. Both of them are planned with soil of 4.5 to 5.5ph and watered with normal tap water. They ...
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Dog ate my blueberry bushes

We got a new puppy and she would chew everything is there something I can do to save my babies. !
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Blueberry leaves that curl and then brown

I live in Sunset zone 17. I purchased a pair of blueberries in February. I transplanted them into five gallon pots, and used a mix of potting soil and coconut coir that drains pretty well. I also ...
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Pine Bark vs Sphagnum Peat/Sand for Blueberries and Azaleas

I had a quick question, because I'm trying to figure up my mulch and fertilizer needs for this Spring. I had bought my father a couple of blueberry plants, among others, because that's what he wanted ...
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Is it normal for a blueberry plant to have reddish leaves?

Is it normal for blueberry bushes to have reddish colored leaves?
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How to add elemental sulfur to garden for blueberries

I have soil in my garden that the pH is 7.0 and need to lower the pH. If I add elemental sulfur to the soil (I already know the proper rate per square feet). Do I just apply the proper sulfur amount ...
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Is it really important to give blueberry plants acidic soil?

I have two blueberry bushes which I planted at the end of the summer. Although I had read online that they prefer acidic soil, I didn't have the time to check the pH of our soil, and go out to buy ...
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Fall planting of blueberries in Madison, Wisconsin?

I have three potted blueberry plants, about 2 feet tall, that I'd like to put in the ground. I've prepared a bed with reasonable soil acidity (we're in limestone clay here, so this was basically "...
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Saving a blueberry bush that lost all leaves

Earlier this year I bought a small blueberry bush at a local garden store. Since it was written on the attached note that it can grow in a pot on the balcony without a problem, I bought bigger pot, ...
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Browning of the blueberry bush

My husband is noticing that the tips of our blueberry plants are turning brown, it’s not the leaves, but rather the stems. They are in barrels, would that be the cause. They’ve been in barrels about 4 ...
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Do blueberry bushes do well around pine stumps?

We are purchasing property next to us that has a row of pine trees. I would like to cut a couple of the tree's down because it will be a sunny and acidic place for blueberry bushes. Can I leave the ...
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What could be causing my blueberries to have a funny taste?

I have just harvested some of the ripest berries from a row of 6 blueberries of different varieties. They all have a slightly odd taste that I have never detected in store bought blueberries. It is ...
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Can self-pollinating plants cross-pollinate?

I recently purchased a top hat blueberry shrub. According to the leaflet it came with, it is self-pollinating. Does this mean that it can self-pollinate, or that it only self-pollinates? Would getting ...
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How can I safely transplant blueberry bushes planted in the spring before the winter hits?

If all goes according to plan, I will be moving this winter to another location. I currently have two blueberry bushes I planted last spring, purchased from Gurney's. I'm wondering what the ...
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What is the grassy-looking plant at the base of my blueberry bush?

I bought a starter blueberry bush a couple of months ago. It has been growing well but there seems to be something else growing at the base. I'm not sure if it's more blueberry stalk or weeds, and I'...
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Blueberry bushes leaves turned red and fell off

I was told to add coffee grounds to my blueberries. After I did the leaves on two of them turned dark red and they all fell off. Leaves have returned and loads of flowers, but the berries seem to not ...
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Blueberry dying leaves, flowers

Hi I'm having major issues with my blueberry bushes. I had three in a large planter and they fruited last year just fine. The third one randomly dried up and died a couple of months ago, now one of ...
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Black stem tips in a blueberry plant

I have a blueberry plant that is about 4 months old and a couple of weeks ago I noticed that the tips of the two main stems (the ones that the plant came with when I bought it), and some leaves are ...
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Encouraging more berries

I have different types of blueberry bushes-from 1 year, to 10 years. I have done all the recommended things to have healthy plants. They all have lots of leaves and do make blueberries, but not so ...
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Can blueberry bushes survive in clay soil long term with the right help?

Last year I planted three 1-year-old blueberry bushes in my back yard in clay soil and I've added several inches of mulch and soil amendments, but have a feeling that they won't do well in clay soil ...
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Blueberry bush not looking very lively

I have been growing a blueberry bushes and am not sure that I am having much success. The plant doesn't appear to have done much since it was planted and just appears to be slowly loosing leaves and ...
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Why does my blueberry bush have brown/scorched leaves?

I recently purchased a dwarf Northsky blueberry bush from a mail order company. When I recieved it, roughly 15-20% of its leaves had the appearance of being burned or scorched; the bad leaves were ...
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What is causing dark spots on my blueberry plant's leaves?

This is my first year gardening and it is quite exciting watching my plants grow overtime. My question is that my blueberry plants have these dark spots on their leaves. Any idea what they are or ...
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Is this branch from the blueberry root stock?

So I have about 6 blueberry plants and last summer (which was very very dry, drought for about two months) there were woody plants coming up at the bases of about 4 of them. They're not the same ...
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Premature blueberries dropping buds

Blueberry flowers are dropping off. I raise mason bees so, I know pollination is not the cause, and Lane County Oregon has had an over abundance of rain. I am baffled. Last year I had a bumper crop. ...
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How many blueberries are produced per flower?

This seems like an easy answer to find on Google but I couldn't find it when I searched, so maybe somebody here knows.
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Blueberries in concrete block bed

I am getting ready to upgrade my aging and rotting wooden raised beds to ones made from 8x8x16 hollow concrete block (Concrete Masonry Units). As I understand it, the lime in the concrete can leach ...
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Can I raise a bush up by pushing dirt under it?

I have some blueberry bushes. Some were just planted two weeks ago, and others are two years old. However, they aren't draining as well as I'd like during heavy rains, and had some standing water ...
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Should I transfer a growing potted blueberry bush to a bigger pot, or into the ground?

I have a blueberry bush in a smallish pot. It was given to us a couple of summers ago, and we put it in the only available pot we had at the time. This year, we've had a pretty good yield from it, ...
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Should comfrey be a companion of blueberries?

I have access to a lot of free comfrey, and was wondering if it would be a bad idea to plant comfrey around the blueberry bushes to get them more nutrients easily.
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Best flavoured blueberry varieties

Can anyone recommend blueberry varieties for flavor, and also which ones to avoid. I don't like the bland mushy ones that seem to be standard in supermarkets. Also how do I clone blueberry bushes?
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Is there a way to effectively/safely spread new blueberry branches?

I have some blueberry bushes of different varieties that were planted this year, and was wondering if I could effectively/safely spread branches of blueberry bushes so they naturally puff out more in ...
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How to deal with a blueberry bush putting off unusually large-leaved branches

I have an issue with my 2nd year blueberry bush. I purchased this "Blue Jay" (I think) variety of blueberry bush two years ago and it has fruited satisfactorily both years. However, it's now sending ...
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Can blueberries and raspberries be planted near each other?

We have some raspberry canes growing in a space in our yard and while doing some work this summer I removed some thorn bushes and stunted trees that were taking up sun, which was great for the ...
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Can a sparkleberry be pollinated by a blueberry?

I've read that the sparkleberry is a "native shrub is so closely related to the Blueberry, that some experts actually consider it to be one". Does this mean it would do well in a row of blueberries ...
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An unknown pest or animal is heavily attacking my blueberries, what should I do? [closed]

Something is attacking a lot of the leaves on my new superior blueberry bush, and I have a few fruit flies around it, what should I do to save it before it gets destroyed?
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Can I ignore soil pH and just give blueberries chelated iron?

As Why do blueberries need acidic soil? points out, it seems that iron is really the biggest nutrient to suffer in alkaline conditions. Even an answer there, despite a nice emphasis on the broader ...
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What part of the blueberry bush forms the blueberry?

Does anyone know what part of the blueberry bush turns into the actual berry? Is it the flower, the bud, or something else? What should I be looking for?
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How can I water blueberries without losing a flower?

Whenever I water my new blueberry bushes they seem to lose some flowers for some reason. How can I water them without losing the flowers?
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How do I plant blueberries?

I got some Blueberry bushes from my neighbors garden store, and was wondering how should I plant them?
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What does “prune back to new wood” mean?

Re blueberries, this URL says "prune back to new wood". The meaning is not obvious to me. They don't say to remove all old wood, from the base. In fact, from the context, the rule seems meant to ...