If it's too tall, it will be difficult to harvest the blueberries.
Pruning starts at the ground, not at the top of the bush. Visualize a circle 12 to 18 inches in diameter around the crown of the bush, and remove ALL shoots of any age that have emerged from the ground outside the circle.
This narrows the base of the bush to facilitate machine harvest, but is also a good general step for hand-harvested fields asAuthor: Bill. Jul 07, Pruning is best accomplished toward the end of the dormant season, usually sometime in March. Fall pruning is not recommended since it can force the plant to produce new shoots that will be killed by winter cold.
In March, fruit buds are easily recognizable since they are plumper than vegetative buds (Figure ).Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. In pruning, strive to achieve a balance between fruit and new growth. First, cut out dead, broken, short, weak, spindly shoots, On mature bushes, remove about 1/3of the oldest shoots each year to make room for new, vigorous ones to produce the crop.
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If your lawn is in need of professional care, don’t wait! 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 7'' apart.