Fertilizer for Berries - Knowledgebase Question

Gaithersburg, Ma
Question by donathome
April 11, 2009
We just purchased rasberry and blueberry bushes. Questions: 1. What is a good fertilizer to use and how often. 2. Will we have fruit this year.

Thanks,

Don


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Answer from NGA
April 11, 2009

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You may have fruit this year on the raspberry but the best thing for your blueberry is to pick off all the flowers before they set fruit. This way the plants will spend their energy on promoting healthy growth and becoming established in the garden. Next year you can harvest and enjoy the blueberries. Raspberries are happy with a side dressing of general purpose 10-10-10 fertilizer; blueberries will be happy with that as well, but prefer an acidified fertilizer such as Miracid. Best wishes with your edible landscape!

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