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There is no better taste than those grown and harvested fresh blueberries in your garden. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, low in calories and sodium. Blueberries have a very sweet taste and can be eaten fresh or used for jams, jellies, jams, juice and make it even. Blueberries to produce a large fruit and produce a larger crop if they are planted with different varieties to ensure cross-pollination. When planting blueberries with several varieties with different maturities lengthen the harvest season. Blueberries are the kind usually found in supermarkets. You are called because they grow large, black berries on a bush that are high as 6-8 meters. Northern blueberries grow best in zones 4-7. The popular varieties are in the north ‘Blueray’ Bluecrop ‘,’ New Jersey “and” patriot “. Southern American species that grow best in zones 7-10, they are “Cape Fear”, “Gulfcoast”, “O’Neal,” and “Blue Ridge”.
Lowbush blueberries are a hardy plant that is good for zones 3-6. This makes them an excellent choice for gardeners who live where winter temperatures regularly drop below zero. They are a ground-level low-bush. The berries are small and sweet, with a flower, sky, blue powder. There are several species of lowbush blueberries and size of plants varies from one plant to another.
Half-high blueberries were born when the producers of cross-pollination of the blueberry grows best in areas 70 and 10 of the cold resistance of low-bush grows best in zones 3-6. These plants do not grow as large as the high bush and they do not spread by underground runners. Some of the half-high blueberry varieties “Friendship,” “Polaris,” “North Country” and are “North blue.”
Rabbiteye blueberries grow best in zones 7-9. This is another option besides the southern Southern gardeners high bushes. They are generally smaller than high-bush blueberries and attack them later in the season. Rabbiteye bushes grow to ten feet or more in height and plants are less picky about the soil they grow in different types of blueberries.
Blueberries, as the soil well aerated, moist, high in humus, and very acidic. These soil conditions are not difficult to create. The pH value than blueberries, as from 4 to 5.5. If you change on the ground so that it can sour when you do not need the season by mixing sulfur before planting blueberries, sulfur is a natural mineral. The amount of sulfur is used, depends on the pH value of the related existing soil and soil texture. It can vary from just £ 1 per hundred square feet to seven pounds per hundred square feet. If you show on your soil test, which you blueberries in the field of soil sample to plant, most laboratories will suggest to use the amount of sulfur or if other changes are necessary.
The cultivation of blueberries is a fairly simple task. The spacing between plants, depending on which variety you choose. Lowbush blueberries must have two feet apart, American rabbiteye should have six feet and five feet apart. Once you have dug the hole for the plant to the leaf compost into the soil mix. This will help to maintain acid soil beneath the plant, soil aeration, moisture and add nutrients.
When you have finished plants, mulch around plants are with a layer of three fifty-seven centimeter leaf compost, straw or shredded. To hold in the application of mulch on the mulch from the trunk of the plant. The mulch will help suppress weeds, conserve moisture, add nutrients to the soil and keep the soil cooler.
Blueberries and between 1.59 in water a week. Once your plants are planted in order to retain control to ensure that the soil dries out around them are not around. Keep newly planted blueberry plants are watered very important until they are fully in. If there is a time where there is a lack of rain, you can plant with a watering can or 1 gallon of water, about one liter of water for every square meter of the root zone. The third year after the plants are fully established and start berries you should take a soil test to levels of soil acids to keep, blueberries do not like rich soil. Pruning helps the plant by providing a greater choice and softer.
Once your plants begin to produce berries are taken to have the berries to protect against birds.
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