dwarf blueberry for zone 9?

mid_pen(z9CA)August 4, 2007

Hi. I thought I got some sort of advertisement from an online company about a dwarf blueberry which could be planted in containers and was intended for warm weather like mine in zone 9. Does anyone have any information about such a plant?

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I can't vounch for the company, but if the variety is Sunshine Blue, then it's all true. It's compact, beautiful, and bears loads of tasty blueberries.

Plant it in 1/3 miniature bark, 1/3 peat moss, and 1/3 compost with a handfull of soil sulphur and a handfull of ammonium sulphate mixed in per plant.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2007 at 12:10AM
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Thank you SO much! I will check it out right now!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2007 at 8:07PM
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Correct on the Blueberry info above. One thing i would like to add is that blueberries are very sensitive to bicarbonates and carbonates in the water. In zone 9 your water will almost certainly kill your container planted berry in less than a year. Use only rain water, or use reverse osmosis water that you lower the PH to about 4.5 with vinegar or sulphuric acid. I recently bought some land southeast of Austin on which to grow blueberries. I based the land selection on water tests i did to nearby wells, finally found an area with 4.7 PH water that will work.
Also watch out for sodium in the water, very harmful to blueberries. Don Mikeska

    Bookmark   August 8, 2007 at 2:56PM
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