Jul 11, Avoiding off-type or diseased cuttings during propagation is best accomplished by scouting the source field during the growing season prior to taking cuttings. Specific rows or individual bushes of uniform, healthy source plants can be most easily found and mapped during bloom and harvest, excluding visibly diseased or off-type bushes. Aug 17, Growing blueberry plants from cuttings is a quick and easy way to get new bushes.
Cuttings can be done from both hardwood and softwood, but hardwood cuttings tend to be easier to work with and more likely to root properly.
Hardwood cuttings are best taken in the late winter or early spring, before the leaf buds begin to open. Choose shoots that Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins. Pruning mature blueberry plants: remove weak, low-growing shoots (1) thin the crown of the plant by cutting out about 20 percent of the canes each year (2) head new, vigorous canes to about 4 to 6 inches below the top of the bush (3) 1 2} Excessive fruit set results in smaller, poorer-quality fruit and, potentially, reduced flower bud formation File Size: KB.
Blueberry plant health management Infestation of pests (aphids) in blueberry Blueberry plants are relatively free from disease, pest, and nutrient-related is-sues. However, one of the main concerns for blueberry growers is the aphid.
It can be easily diagnosed by closely monitor-ing plants File Size: 2MB. Jul 26, Growing Blueberry Bushes from Cuttings. Another very popular method of propagation is growing blueberry bushes from cuttings. Blueberries can be grown from both hard and softwood cuttings.
Hardwood cuttings – Harvest hardwood cuttings in late winter, after the bush has gone dormant. Select a healthy looking stem that’s one year old (last. Mar 12, Blueberries can also be propagated from softwood cuttings during the growing season.
While propagating from hardwood cuttings is relatively simple and straightforward, softwood cuttings require substantially more care. When the blueberry plants are actively growing, they are at much greater risk of drying out and dying before they set out roots.