Blueberries gone

DevottsJuly 1, 2013

Had a good blueberry crop going but they all disappeared over a short time period. What critter did this? Thanks.

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esh_ga

A lot of mine have fallen to the ground this year which has been unusual.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 4:14PM
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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

birds will eat blueberries in one fell swoop!

    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 1:14PM
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tulipsorbust

birds for sure. they do the same here. We use netting, and it has to be secure, ie no holes

    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 8:05PM
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railroadrabbit(7b - Atlanta)

Perhaps you should get your soil tested, aso: www.georgiasoiltest.com

Planting more than one cultivar can extend your harvest.
http://www.walterreeves.com/food-gardening/blueberry/
(scroll down to see varieties that ripen early, mid- and late-season.)

Growers Outlet (Loganville, GA) usually has several varieties in the fall at affordable prices.
www.growersoutlet.com

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.walterreeves.com/food-gardening/blueberry/

    Bookmark   July 5, 2013 at 1:03PM
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lenahall(7b)

i'm guessing birds are the culprit.
i have a brilliant mocking bird that loves my blueberries... we built a pvc pseudo hoop house and used the netting from tractor supply to cover it... mind you we live in the country and don't have to worry about hoa s or anything. i'll try to find a pic to post...
back to the brilliant mocking bird... he found a way in but couldn't find his way back out, i made a point of terrifying him as much as possible before pulling back the overlapping netting and letting him escape... he hasn't been back
there is a squirrel that has managed to get in, but i chased him off as well... i'm not delusional, and i know the squirrel can chew through the extruded netting in 2 seconds.... but for now it works :)

    Bookmark   July 6, 2013 at 9:30PM
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