Prune Blueberries Yearly for More Fruit


CORVALLIS, Ore. – Moderate pruning of highbush blueberries done every year can make the difference between a mediocre and a bumper crop – and in consistent production of quality fruit.

Highbush blueberry, a native of North America, grows six to 12 feet tall and is the major blueberry-producing species in commerce. Its name refers to its tall stature.The best time to prune is from January to early-March during the dormant period, advises Bernadine Strik, berry crops specialist with the Oregon State University Extension Service.

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