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Can I reduce the height of my Blueberry plants without affecting fruit production?



Blueberry buds for next year will form on second year wood. Keep this in mind when pruning. Pruning is recommended in the winter. As you prune the newest growth, you are reducing production for the following year (2012). As you cut well down an established stalk, you are cutting fruit production for the upcoming year.

The best thing to do is to remove any dead or diseased branches and stems. Then, cut away a few stalks from bushy plants. And, trim back your bush to maintain an acceptable height. But, be careful not to cut away more than 1/2 of the newest growth. But in a positive light, pruning leads to healthier plants, fewer but bigger berries.

15 Oct, 2010


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