fruit trees - Knowledgebase Question

cincinncti, Oh
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Question by tkloenne
March 8, 2010
Will you have dwarf fruit trees for sell? when available? specifically interested in Fugi Apple tree.
Second question- I bought some blueberry bushes last year- Should I cut them back and do they need to be fertilized?

Answer from NGA
March 8, 2010
It isn't necessary to prune blueberry bushes but you can reduce the size if you prune in the winter months. Blueberries produce fruit on one year old wood. You should be able to see the developing flower buds on the stems. These are the potential fruit for this year so cutting them off will reduce your crop for this year. If you need to prune, though, you'll at least have some idea of how much of the crop you are removing. Blueberries should be fed every spring with an acidified fertilizer, in amounts as listed on the product label. Most Home Depot stores carry dwarf fruit trees. Check with your local garden center to see when they might expect their shipment of fruit trees. Good luck with your edible landscape!

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