Blueberries

Zonetrap(z8TX)June 15, 2004

I have 1 ONeal and 1 Ozark. Both are growing well. But I have noticed on the new leaves, some have rusty looking patches. Anyone know what this could be? Prevent it?

Also, I would like to feed the plants a good organic fertilizer. Anyone know of any for blueberries?

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bigbear1(z9 so cal)

Is your soil acid enough? "Holly Tone" or aluminum sulfate are good fertilizers, but don't overdue it. Good Luck!

    Bookmark   June 19, 2004 at 2:07AM
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ksrogers(EasternMass Z6)

Look at the FRUIT AND ORCHARDS forum for further info on blueberries.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2004 at 11:53AM
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moontraveler(7GA)

Bet organic fertilizer I've found is compost. Shovel on a few inches and cover with pine needles to keep the Ph on the acid side. Replenish the pine straw as needed.

I grow 'Sunshine Blue' and 'Climax', Sunshine is smaller and sweet-tart, climax is larger and very sweet.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2004 at 9:48PM
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ksrogers(EasternMass Z6)

Holly Tone fertilizer works well and will help keep the soil acid.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2004 at 12:44AM
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tjay(9 Sac vlly Ca)

request for info:
I live in the Sacramento valley where summers can get into triple digits 40 days a year. I usually lose a plant a week to total burn. Which are the most heat tolerant varieties of the southern highbush with chill requirements around 500 hours of 45 F. We don't get real cold....in the 25 years I've been here maybe a couple of days @ 17 F but usually high 20's. I'd appreciate any real experience but will ponder opinion. Thanks, tejay

    Bookmark   October 10, 2004 at 1:18PM
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ksrogers(EasternMass Z6)

Also post in the FRUIT AND ORCHARDS forum. Many people discuss blueberries there.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2004 at 1:46PM
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tjay(9 Sac vlly Ca)

Hi,
Ilive in the Sacramento Valley where summertime tempertures can get up to 114 F. We had one summer with 43 days of triple digits. I'm looking for blueberry varieties that are heat tolerant with chill requirements around 500 hours. I generally lose a plant a week to burn in the summer and I replace it with another variety...trial and error...any real experience will be appreciated, thanx

Here is a link that might be useful: fruit and orchard

    Bookmark   October 13, 2004 at 8:26PM
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