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} Pruning Southern Highbush Blueberry in Florida.



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1. Douglas A. Phillips and Jeffrey G. Williamson 2. Pruning is an essential part of blueberry production and is used to help establish new plantings; promote postharvest growth of new foliage and fruiting wood; balance vegetative and reproductive growth; reduce disease and certain insect pressure; assist in harvesting efficiency; and promote new. Pruning During Plant Establishment The general rule is to remove 1/3 to 1/2 of the top of young blueberry plants when transplanting them to the field (Fig.

1). Also remove weak, twiggy, growth near the base of the plant and side branches bearing flower buds. All flower buds should be removed during the first year, either by pruning or bushfelling.pw Size: 1MB. Mar 11, J.G. Williamson, F.S. Davies, P.M. Lyrene Pruning has long been recognized as a beneficial cultural practice in blueberry growing.

Skillful pruning requires experience and growers generally develop their own style which may be slightly different from their neighbor's, but should accomplish the same objectives. The following text discusses some basic principles of pruning and. Nov 25, To keep them producing well, blueberry bushes need to be pruned every year. If your bushes have never been trimmed, be careful not to go overboard the first year: Remove no more than two or three of the oldest canes (more than seven years old).

Remove any diseased or broken wood, plus crossing bushfelling.pwted Reading Time: 2 mins. Jun 09, The best time to prune blueberries is in late winter to early spring (January to early March) after all chance of severe weather has passed.

Young bushes generally do not require as much pruning, however, trimming blueberry bushes throughout the growing season may be necessary to maintain overall health and vigor.





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