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Jun 7, 2014 2:02 AM CST
|We grow both these -
The blueberries are ready to pick now.
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Jun 7, 2014 9:00 AM CST
|I have five blueberry bushes and untold numbers of invasive blackberries. Blackberry jam is my all-time favorite.
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Jun 7, 2014 5:18 PM CST
|Sad to say I will not be getting any blackberries this year. All the last year canes froze in our unusually cold winter. New canes are about 5 foot , so next year there will be berries IF we have a normal winter.
The blueberries are getting there
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
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Jun 8, 2014 9:11 AM CST
|I got a deal on some blueberry bushes last fall, and thought 'what the heck, they're a buck each '. They are Southern Highbush, low chill varieties bred for this area. I have a big raised bed that I figured I might be able to acidify the soil enough to make them happy in it. Well . . .
One tiny bush had a couple of clusters of berries a month ago. Of course I had to leave town for the birth of my granddaughter so I missed them ripening and being enjoyed by the birds. A few of the others are showing growth, but some are just sitting there looking unhappy, and one was dug up and dragged away by some critter - I found it dead and dessicated about 40ft away from the bed.
I bought some little pop-up cages to try and protect the berries, maybe next year I'll actually get to use them, and taste a Florida-grown blueberry. Growing up in the Pac. NW they were my very favorite fruit.
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