waht to do to save my blue berry trees - Knowledgebase Question

Fishers, IN (Zone 5A)
Question by vituskwok
September 16, 2005
i have six blueberry bushes in my back yard, however two are dying, all of them got yellow, burnt leaves, and they barely bear fruits. (if there were fruit, they were as small as sunflower seed, what can i do to save them? plese reply at [email protected] thanks!

Answer from NGA
September 16, 2005


Blueberries require special soil conditions to grow and fruit well. If these conditions are not met, they will not thrive. It sounds like your soil may be too dry, or it may not be acidic enough, or it may not be humusy enough, or it may not be well enough drained, or you may have overfertilized -- browning and yellowing can be caused by many different factors and it is very difficult to make a diagnosis long distance. Here is some general information about growing blueberries to help you review your growing conditions and see if they are suitable. It was written for Ohio but is equally applicable to your area.


Your local county extension may be able to help with soil tests and interpreting the results, and with troubleshooting as well. I hope this helps.

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