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Sep 21, Select bare root or container-grown berry varieties for planting. Dig a planting hole in your soil twice as wide as the root ball and deep enough so the root ball is 4 inches deep. Mound up soil in the middle of the planting hole to cradle the roots. Space each planting hole 4 feet apart. Apr 21, Two types of blueberries grow well in Florida: rabbiteye and southern highbush. If you’re in the northern half of the state, plant rabbiteye, but if you’re in the southern half, choose the southern highbush.



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Both kinds of blueberries require acidic, well-drained soils. Plants will benefit from the addition of organic matter and a layer of pine bark mulch. Sep 21, Purchase 2- to 3-year old plants from a local nursery. They will start producing berries during your first growing season and are much stronger than younger plants. Dig the hole twice diameter and a 3 or 4 inches deeper than the root ball.

Add some of the amended soil and place the plant. Planting Blueberries The best months for planting blueberries in Florida are from the middle of December to the middle of February. For the best results, choose blueberry bushes that have well-developed roots and are at least 2 feet tall. Before placing the root ball into the soil, loosen up the roots a little bit, spreading them out in the bushdisposal.pwted Reading Time: 2 mins.

Unpack and Soak: Unpack your blueberry bush and soak in water for 3 to 6 hours just before planting. Cut Broken Roots. Dig Hole (s): The width of the hole should allow you to spread roots. If you are planting multiple blueberries, dig holes 4'-6' apart. If you are creating several rows dig holes. Add inches of sphagnum peat to the top inches of the soil in the area where the blueberries will be planted.

This can be done by digging out the soil in the planting area, inserting the peat, and mixing part of the soil back in so that the planting area is a mixture of peat and soil. Dec 14, But in USDA zones 8 to 10, gardeners should plant blueberry varieties such as highbush (Vaccinium corymbosum) and rabbiteye (V. virgatum) in early. Ever since those few experimental acres, Florida blueberry acreage has steadily expanded and moved further south with more and more emphasis on breeding varieties with lower chilling requirements.

Starting the Nursery: InI had to travel to North Florida to obtain blueberry plants. Shortly afterward, that nursery closed.

Jun 27, The right time for planting blueberry bushes is early to mid spring. Some final notes on proper care of blueberry bushes. Remember that they need full sun to do well. They also need consistent watering to fruit well. For good blueberry plant care, you may also want to consider pruning your bushes as needed.





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