Blueberry Pruning - Knowledgebase Question

Question by dcadore454
January 27, 1999
How and when do I prune blueberry bushes?

Answer from NGA
January 27, 1999


Late winter is the best time to prune blueberries. Prune away dead, broken and diseased branches. Remove canes that are becoming older and non-productive by cutting them off at ground level. This is generally when they are over 5 years old. An annual cycle of pruning such as this removes 1/5 of the canes each year, thus rejuvenating the bush.

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