Information About Blueberries

Blueberries aren’t just good to eat, they’re fun to grow too. Get everything you need for growing blueberry plants in the articles that follow so you can enjoy your own tasty treats fresh from the garden. Here you will learn how to care for blueberries, how to harvest them, how to treat pests or disease, and much more. Read on to get started.

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Fall Blueberry Bush Planting Guide

By Amy Grant

Learn all the details about planting a blueberry bush in the fall season.

Southern Berry Varieties – Berries To Grow In The South

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

What are some berries for the South that will do well in heat and humidity? Here are some juicy berries to grow in the South.

Hybrid Half High Blueberry – Growing Half High Blueberry Plants

By Laura Miller

For colder climates, half-high blueberry bushes are often recommended. But what is a half-high blueberry? Read on to learn more.

Pest Damage On Blueberries – How To Control Blueberry Pests

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Blueberries are delicious to us and, unfortunately, a host of insect pests think so too. Learn about common pests on blueberries and how to treat them here.

Camellia Blueberry Variety: What Is A Camellia Blueberry Bush

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Grow Camellia blueberry plants for bigger berries with a delicious aroma and heat tolerance. For more information, click here.

Spots On Blueberry Leaves – What Causes Blueberry Leaf Spot

By Teo Spengler

Blueberry shrubs are supposed to have shiny green leaves. But, occasionally, you?ll see that those blueberry leaves have dark spots on them. Leaf spots on blueberries tell you something you may not want to hear: there is something amiss with your plant. Learn more here.

Treating Mummy Berry Of Blueberries: What Causes Blueberry Mummy Berry Disease

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

With all that they do for us, it is important to keep our blueberry plants healthy and productive. In this article, we will discuss a common disorder of blueberry known as blueberry mummy berry. Learn what causes blueberry mummy berry and how to control it.

Blueberry Stem Blight Info – Managing Stem Blight On A Blueberry Bush

By Amy Grant

Stem blight on blueberries is a significant disease that is most prevalent in the southeastern United States. The following blueberry stem blight info contains facts about symptoms, transmittance, and treating blueberry stem blight in the garden. Click here to learn more.

Blueberry Stem Blight Info: Treating Blueberries With Stem Blight Disease

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Blueberries with stem blight experience cane death. The disease has very obvious symptoms for which to watch. Failure to start blueberry stem blight treatment in a timely manner could mean more than the loss of the sweet berries. Learn more in this article.

What Is Blueberry Mummy Berry – What To Do About Mummified Blueberries

By Amy Grant

Mummified blueberries are not Halloween party favors, but are actually signs of one of the most destructive diseases affecting blueberries. The following article contains blueberry mummy berry info regarding blueberries with mummified berries.

Septoria Leaf Spot Control: Treating Blueberries With Septoria Leaf Spot

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Although septoria leaf spot of blueberries isn't always fatal, it can weaken plants so severely that they are unable to bear fruit. You probably won't be able to completely eradicate the disease, but control is possible if you catch it early enough. Learn more here.

Blueberry Leaf Spot Treatment: Learn About Types Of Blueberry Leaf Spot

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Spotting on leaves may mean more than a cosmetic problem. There are several types of blueberry leaf spot, most of which are caused by different fungi, which can seriously affect the crop. Click this article for additional information.

Blueberry Botrytis Blight Treatment – Learn About Botrytis Blight In Blueberries

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Also known as blueberry blossom blight, botrytis blight is caused by a fungus known as Botrytis cinerea. Although eradicating blueberry bloom blight is unlikely, you can take steps to manage the spread. Click this article to learn more.

Stem Canker On Blueberry Bushes – Tips On Treating Blueberry Stem Canker

By Teo Spengler

If you see stem cankers on blueberry bushes, you may panic. There are currently no effective blueberry stem canker treatments available in commerce, but you can take steps to manage the problem. Click here for information about botryosphaeria stem canker.

Highbush Blueberry Plant Care: How To Grow Highbush Blueberry Plants

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer

Blueberry plants come in two main types: highbush and lowbush. Highbush blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) grow in a wider geographic range than lowbush, and they are a common choice for home gardeners. Learn more about them in this article.

What Is A Lowbush Blueberry – How To Grow Lowbush Blueberries

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer

Although lowbush blueberries are typically found growing in the wild or on farms in a few U.S. states and Canadian provinces, it is also possible to grow them in a home garden. That is if you can provide the specialized growing conditions they need. Learn about them here.

Reasons For Blueberry Chlorosis – Tips On Blueberry Chlorosis Treatment

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Chlorosis in blueberry plants occurs when a lack of iron prevents the leaves from producing chlorophyll. This nutritional deficiency is often the cause for yellow or discolored blueberry leaves. Click here to learn what you can do about chlorosis in blueberry plants.

Highbush Vs. Lowbush Blueberry Bushes – What Are Highbush And Lowbush Blueberries

By Teo Spengler

If you decide to grow blueberries, the differences between lowbush and highbush blueberry varieties becomes important. What are highbush and lowbush blueberries? Click this article for information on highbush vs. lowbush blueberry crops.

Propagating Blueberries – How To Propagate Blueberry Bushes

By Liz Baessler

As long as you have acidic soil, blueberry bushes are a real asset to the garden. Even if you don?t, you can grow them well in containers. Learn more about how to propagate blueberry bushes in this article so you can enjoy their tasty fruit.

Bilberry Plant Information: Learn About Bilberry Cultivation And Care

By Teo Spengler

No, bilberry is not a character in Lord of the Rings. So what is a bilberry? It's a native shrub that produces round, blue berries that look like blueberries. However, wild bilberries have far more nutrients than cultivated blueberries. Learn more in this article.

Blueberry Plant Protection: How To Protect Blueberry Plants From Birds

By Amy Grant

If you grow blueberries in your yard, chances are you have had to battle the birds to get your share of the bounty. It's time to take back your blueberry bushes by protecting the blueberry plants from the birds. The article that follows will help with that.

Blueberries Aren’t Ripening: What To Do When Blueberries Won’t Ripen

By Amy Grant

You've planted some blueberries and are anxiously awaiting your first harvest, but the blueberry fruit will not ripen. Why are your blueberries not ripening?

Blueberry Plant Companions – Learn What To Plant With Blueberries

By Teo Spengler

Why leave your blueberry shrub alone in your garden? The best blueberry cover crops and appropriate companions for blueberries will help your shrubs stay thrive. Click this article for more information about what to plant with blueberries.

Common Types Of Blueberries: Best Varieties Of Blueberry For Gardens

By Amy Grant

Nutritious and delicious, blueberries are a superfood you can grow yourself. Before planting your berries though, it's helpful to learn about the different types of blueberry plants available and which are suited to your region. Learn more here.

Blueberry Bud Mite Damage – How To Control Blueberry Bud Mites

By Amy Grant

While it's more than worth it to grow your own, cultivating blueberries is not without its share of pitfalls. Amongst the disasters that might befall your plants is blueberry bud mite. What are blueberry bud mites and how can you control them? Find out here.

What Are Pink Blueberries: Learn About Pink Blueberry Plants

By Teo Spengler

If pink blueberry bushes seem to you like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, you aren't alone. "Pink Lemonade" might be the cultivar to change all that. Click this article for information on growing pink lemonade blueberries.

Can You Transplant Blueberries: Tips For Transplanting Blueberry Bushes

By Amy Grant

If you have a blueberry in your yard that isn't thriving in its location or has become too large for the area, you might be wondering if you can transplant blueberries. Yes, you can easily transplant blueberries! This article will help get your started.

Blueberry Plants Not Producing – Getting Blueberries To Bloom And Fruit

By Amy Grant

Do you have blueberry plants that are not producing fruit? Maybe even a blueberry bush that isn't even flowering? Fear not, the following information will help you sleuth out common reasons for this and what can be done to remedy the situation.

Container Grown Blueberry Plants – How To Grow Blueberries In Pots

By Liz Baessler

Can I grow blueberries in a pot? Absolutely! In fact, in a lot of areas, growing blueberries in containers is preferable to growing them in the ground. Click this article to learn about how to grow blueberries in pots.

Blueberry Harvesting Season: Tips On Harvesting Blueberries

By Amy Grant

Blueberries are ranked number one in terms of their antioxidant benefits. Whether you grow your own or go to a U-Pick, the questions remain: when is blueberry harvesting season and how to harvest the blueberries? Find out in this article.

My Blueberries Are Sour: How To Sweeten Sour Blueberries

By Teo Spengler

When you pop fresh-picked blueberries into your mouth expecting sweet, delicious fruit, then sour blueberry fruit is a great disappointment. Read this article to learn why blueberries are sour and what to do with sour blueberries.

Blueberry Winter Damage: Care Of Blueberries In Winter

By Amy Grant

Blueberry plant growth slows as dormancy develops and cold hardiness increases. In some instances, dormancy has not been established so protecting blueberries to mitigate any blueberry winter damage may become of primary importance. This article will help.

Witches’ Broom In Blueberry: Treating Blueberry Bushes With Witches’ Broom

By Amy Grant

Blueberries have always been on my top ten list of favorite foods, and there is no end of good reasons to grow your own. So what happens when you see witches' broom in the blueberry bush? Is that it for the blueberry pancakes? Find out here.

Blueberry Seed Planting: Tips For Growing Blueberry Seed

By Amy Grant

Most home growers purchase cuttings, but did you know that blueberry seed planting will result in a plant as well? It?s true, though it will take longer to produce. Read this article for tips on growing blueberry plants from seed.

Grainy Tasting Blueberries: What To Do When Blueberry Plants Are Grainy Inside

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Occasionally, the fruit from blueberry plants is grainy on the inside. This may be a cultural, environmental, varietal, or disease-related issue. Read this article to learn more and find out how to fix the problem.

What Are Blueberry Maggots: Learn About Maggots In Blueberries

By Kristi Waterworth

Blueberry maggots are pests that often go undetected in the landscape until after blueberries are harvested. Learn more about blueberry maggot control in the following article.

Soil Prep For Blueberry Plant: Lower Soil pH For Blueberries

By Heather Rhoades

Many times, if a blueberry bush is not doing well in a home garden, it is the soil that is to blame. Learn more about the proper soil pH for blueberries in this article so your berries will be nice and healthy.

Fertilizing Blueberries – Learn About Blueberry Bush Fertilizer

By Heather Rhoades

Fertilizing blueberries is an excellent way to maintain the health of your blueberries. Find more information about fertilizer for blueberries and how best to fertilize them in this article.

Blueberry Plant Pruning: How To Prune Blueberries

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Pruning blueberries is essential in order to maintain their size, shape, and productivity. Learn more about how to prune blueberry plants in this article. Your plants will be healthier and berries more fruitful.

Growing Blueberry Bushes In The Home Garden

By Heather Rhoades

Many gardeners are wondering about growing blueberry bushes in their garden. Planting blueberry bushes in your garden is possible with a little preparation. Read this article to learn more.

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