Blueberries

sonny44May 10, 2012

I just bought a few plants that already have berries on them. Should I pinch off the fruit to better encourage bush growth?

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fruitmaven_wiz5(5)

Yes. Leave a few to taste if you like, but be prepared to net it or the birds will get them!

    Bookmark   May 10, 2012 at 9:48PM
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capoman(5a)

It's a trade off. It won't hurt the plant to leave them on, but will slow growth. Do you want a full size mature bush sooner, or are willing to accept lower yields for the first few years to have some sooner? Your choice.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2012 at 7:38AM
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riverman1

The first year I think it makes sense to pull them off........or just clip them off. The second year you can leave some one.........after that just thin out the blooms to maximize size and yield.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2012 at 11:22AM
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