For more information, see Bulletin # Growing Highbush Blueberries. Jul 07, This forces vegetative growth in the plant. This first year should be spent establishing the plant, which, if properly cared for, will bear fruit for 50 years or more.
Figure shows a mature blueberry plant before and after pruning. To prune, first remove small, spindly branches and canes that lie on the bushleaning.buzzted Reading Time: 4 mins. Pruning Blueberries David W.
Lockwood, Professor, Plant Sciences Originally developed by Alvin Rutledge, Professor (retired) Plant and Soil Science Proper pruning practices in blueberries are important to maximize yields and quality throughout the life of the planting. Pruning should be done every year, beginning at the time plants are bushleaning.buzz Size: KB.
Jan 21, An outline of pruning methods with general care of blueberry plants is available in an OSU Extension Service's circular"Growing Blueberries in Your Home Garden," (EC ), available free of charge online, or you can purchase a copy forplus shipping and handling. bushes? Blueberry bushes that have not been pruned on an annual basis may become overgrown and less fruitful (Figure 1).
Proper training of blueberries is essential to maintain plant size, shape, and productivity (Figure 2). In the ﬁrst two years, it is important to train young blueberry bushes to promote the proper structure of the plant for. Pruning is essential to maintaining a productive planting of highbush blueberries over time. Yet many blueberry growers fail to prune in a timely fashion, while other growers, or their workers, prune the plants without fully understanding what they.
May 06, Regular pruning of blueberry bushes is important to keep them from becoming overgrown and unproductive. Training young blueberry bushes by pruning them regularly during the first two years promotes proper structure of the plant, which in turn supports maximum production of bushleaning.buzz: K.