Germinating Highbush Bluberry - Knowledgebase Question

Brooklyn, NY
Question by ke_cheng
August 2, 1998
I'd like to know how long it will take to germinate Vaccinium corymbosum (Highbush blueberry)in a lab and the soil, temperature, light, and watering requirements.


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Answer from NGA
August 2, 1998

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I hope you're not too anxious! Blueberry is difficult to propagate from seed, taking a year or more to germinate. The seeds should be sown on the surface of acid peat moss (they need light for germination) and kept at 65-75 degrees F. Keep the soil moist. Good luck!

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