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Growing and Caring for Blueberry Plants, Varieties of Blueberries, Preserving Blueberries

Growing Blueberries

How to grow Blueberries

Blueberries grow best on a sunny site in sandy peat soil, but will also do well in heavy soils so long as there is good aeration and drainage. They need a growing season of 140 days Even when low winter temperatures kill the tops of plants, the crown and roots are protected by the snow cover and they put out new shoots that bear fruit the following year.

Blueberry Varieties

Selecting appropriate blueberry varieties is not a simple matter. Many growers are limited by climate to only the hardiest.

Pink Lemonade Blueberry

The 'Pink Lemonade' Blueberry was bred by the USDA in the 1970s, its unusual coloration of yellowish-pink berries gave it the appearance of an unripe fruit and they felt it was unmarketable. However time has proven them somewhat wrong, while you will rarely find it in supermarkets. It has however found a niche of popularity among home growers.

Sulfur for Blueberries, How to acidify soil ph for Blueberries

Proven Methods to acidify the soil for Blueberries

Blueberry Plant Trouble Shooting

Pest and Disease issues affecting blueberry plants. Fungicides, Insecticides and Organic Treatments.

Hydroponic Blueberries

Blueberries, which require very acidic conditions when grown in soil have little different requirements when grown in a hydroponic solution. Blueberries can produce well in hydroponic systems, they are not however without their drawbacks.

Grow Blueberries Year Round

No blueberry plant will grow and produce continuoslly 365 days a year, they all require a period of chilling, similar to cold stratification, as is done with seeds if you are at all familiar with that.

Preserving Blueberries

Blueberry Recipes

Methods of Preserving Blueberries. Freezing, Drying, Fruit Leathers, Preserves and Jelly.

Blueberry Pudding

Blueberry Crumb Pie

Blueberry Sorbet

Blueberry Ice Cream

Blueberry Parfait

Blueberry Corn Bread

Blueberry Torte

Rhubarb Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Cinnamon Jam

Blueberry Cinnamon Sauce

Blueberry Cinnamon Jelly