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Jul 14, To keep them producing well, blueberry bushes need to be pruned every year. If your bushes have never been trimmed, be careful not to go overboard the first year: Remove no more than two or three of the oldest canes (more than seven years old).
Remove any diseased or broken wood, plus crossing shrubdigging.clubted Reading Time: 2 mins. Jun 09, The best time to prune blueberries is in late winter to early spring (January to early March) after all chance of severe weather has passed. Young bushes generally do not require as much pruning, however, trimming blueberry bushes throughout the growing season may be necessary to maintain overall health and shrubdigging.clubted Reading Time: 2 mins.
Feb 02, In mid- to late winter, head out to the blueberry patch with a clean, sharp pair of pruners. Disinfect them with a spray of Lysol or a dip in a percent bleach solution.
Ideally, you should re-disinfect your pruners each time you move to a new shrub. This prevents the spread of shrubdigging.clubted Reading Time: 4 mins. Jan 21, CORVALLIS, Ore. – Moderate pruning of highbush blueberries done every year can make the difference between a mediocre and a bumper crop – and in consistent production of quality fruit.
Highbush blueberry, a native of North America, grows six to 12 feet tall and is the major blueberry-producing species in commerce. The best time of year to prune blueberries is in late winter or early spring.
You want to prune them when the fruit buds are showing. It's also best to prune on a dry day. If you're like us, the answer for when to prune blueberries (in Washington State) would be mid-January through the first part of March.
Jul 03, While it’s not absolutely necessary to prune blueberry plants every year, reducing their height can make them easier to pick. The amount of new growth that the plants put out after they’re pruned will depend to some extent on their vigor and the fertility of the soil, but as a general guideline, cut them to about one foot lower than the maximum height at which you want to pick berries next year.