Blueberry - Knowledgebase Question

Ashland, OH
Question by gsteele7
August 2, 1999
I have three blueberry bushes and they produce a great deal of fruit every year. One of them appears to be two separate plants although I only planted one bush in that spot. Can I divide this plant and move half of it to a new location?


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Answer from NGA
August 2, 1999

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Blueberries are shrubby plants and are likely to have more than one stem coming from the crown of the plant. You can divide your plant in the late fall and replant the two halves. Just make sure that each stem has some roots attached, then replant in a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without crowding. Blueberries insist on acidic soil conditions, so amend the soil of the new location with plenty of peat moss before you plant. Water the plants well until natural rainfall takes over the chore for you. By the following spring your plants should be established and ready to produce for you.

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