Pruning this floppy blueberry

Buckeye85March 25, 2014

I had pretty good success with this third year plant (lots of delicious fruit), but during fruiting it sort of flopped over and I know it needs pruned... I'm just not certain where to start. I know approximately zero about pruning and the internet has not offered clear guidelines. The most bowed over branches seem the thickest and I'm afraid to chop them. Any tips? Is it in awful shape? Which/what should I cut? Help!

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

The alternative to chopping is training it upright. Four stakes around the container perimeter and some twine will get it upright. Hold it there a year and you'll have upright shoots. Do some pruning to balance things out. Training will give you a much bigger crop this year than severe pruning.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2014 at 10:43PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

And provide full day sunlight so that the stems are stronger and more upright.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2014 at 1:27AM
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Bradybb(wa8)

Is it Rubel by any chance?It has a growth habit like that. Brady

    Bookmark   March 26, 2014 at 1:44AM
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Buckeye85

I had to go look at my notes because I wasn't sure...I have two the same age, so this is either a Duke or Blueray. Thank you for the tips on training it... I hadn't even considered that! I'm really just feeling my way in the dark here.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 10:07PM
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