Transplanting wild blueberries
I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about transplanting blueberry bushes.
We have a cottage in central Ontario in the midst of the Canadian shield. Every year in July and early August, the area is inundated with wild blueberries, which are either eaten en masse by the black bears and the birds, or are picked by the locals and sold for upwards of $8.00/pint. Yes, extravagant, but there is a real market for these little drops of heaven. They are smallish for blueberries, but have great texture, colour and phenomenal taste. Also, they are pesticide free :-)
I was thinking of transplanting a dozen or so bushes to my garden area and trying to recreate the rocky, acidic, pine needle laden environment in which they grow.
Does anyone have any experience with transplanting blueberry bushes? Techniques, tips or warnings?