Blueberries - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by Itzyespin
April 20, 2010
My blueberry bush is full of blossoms but they don't seem to atract any bees I've try o get them help(is on a planter) moving them next to my azaleas witch are blooming too but I don;t see

Answer from NGA
April 20, 2010
I like the idea of moving the blueberry plant around to attract the bee's attention! Don't be too alarmed about flowers that are falling without any evidence of setting fruit. Most fruit trees and fruiting shrubs do this with great regularity. They often set more flowers than they can possibly mature into fruits. Actually, I think your plant is a little too young to develop a full crop but I suspect you'll get a few berries this year. As the plant matures (about 3 years of age) you'll get a full crop. Although blueberries are considered self-fertile, all will develop larger crops with a second, different blueberry somewhere in the garden. I'd get another plant just to hedge the bet. Chances are it will be different than the one you already have. Check the plant tags, too. At least some of them should have the cultivar name either on the pot or on the tag. Just avoid getting a Jubilee or a Bluecrop for your second plant and you should be just fine. Enjoy your blueberries!

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