Jul 11, The Blueberry Stunt phytoplasma is common in North Carolina, and can be transmitted via propagation.
Stem Canker is a fungal disease causing swollen cankers that eventually kill infected canes. Avoid collecting cutting wood from infected plants.
Jul 26, Blueberries can be grown from both hard and softwood cuttings. Hardwood cuttings – Harvest hardwood cuttings in late winter, after the bush has gone dormant. Select a healthy looking stem that’s one year old (last year’s new growth) and cut it into 5 inch (13 cm.) lengths. Stick the cuttings in growing medium and keep them warm and moist. Sep 25, Blueberries require a lower pH than many other small fruit crops. Before planting, take a soil test. Apply wettable sulfur (90% S) if pH is above for rabbiteye blueberries or for highbush blueberries.
Use pound ( cups) per square feet on sandy soils to lower pH by 1 unit (for instance, from to ).Estimated Reading Time: 10 mins. Dec 14, Start blueberry cuttings in summer when the plant is actively growing. Water the plant to a 4-inch depth the night before gathering the. Feb 12, HIGHBUSH AND SOUTHERN HIGHBUSH BLUEBERRY –Rarely grown in home gardens, these cultivars are grown commercially in Bladen and surrounding counties for the traditional NC fresh market “window” from mid-May to late June.
In Western NC, northern highbush cultivars are the only option at elevations above ft (Author: Bill Cline.