Jul 07, Pruning is best accomplished toward the end of the dormant season, usually sometime in March. Fall pruning is not recommended since it can force the plant to produce new shoots that will be killed by winter cold. In March, fruit buds are easily recognizable since they are plumper than vegetative buds (Figure ).Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. Nov 25, To keep them producing well, blueberry bushes need to be pruned every year.
If your bushes have never been trimmed, be careful not to go overboard the first year: Remove no more than two or three of the oldest canes (more than seven years old). Remove any diseased or broken wood, plus crossing branches.
Highbush blueberry, otherwise known as Vaccinium corymbosum, is the most widely cultivated fruit in North America and is native to Nantucket and many other parts of the continent. Highbush blueberry loves to grow in the acidic soil of wet, forested areas on the island.
It’s comforting to know that this year has been a great blueberry season. Jul 26, The best time to prune blueberries is in late winter to early spring (January to early March) after all chance of severe weather has passed. Young bushes generally do not require as much pruning, however, trimming blueberry bushes throughout the growing season may be necessary to maintain overall health and stumpchop.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins.
May 06, Training young blueberry bushes by pruning them regularly during the first two years promotes proper structure of the plant, which in turn supports maximum production of fruit. By recognizing mature canes and cutting properly, you'll train blueberry bushes to create productive plants.