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Sep 21, Time the planting of blueberries from mid-December to mid-February in Florida. Select bare root or container-grown berry varieties for planting. Dig a planting hole in your soil twice as wide as the root ball and deep enough so the root ball is 4 inches deep.

Planting Blueberries The best months for planting blueberries in Florida are from the middle of December to the middle of February.

Whether you plant rabbiteye or southern highbush blueberries, you need acidic soil, which can be hard to find naturally in Florida.

For the best results, choose blueberry bushes that have well-developed roots and are at least 2 feet tall. Before placing the root ball into the soil, loosen up the roots a little bit, spreading them out in the stumpfalling.pwted Reading Time: 2 mins. Apr 21, Two types of blueberries grow well in Florida: rabbiteye and southern highbush.

If you’re in the northern half of the state, plant rabbiteye, but if you’re in the southern half, choose the southern highbush. Both kinds of blueberries require acidic, well-drained soils. Plants will benefit from the addition of organic matter and a layer of pine bark mulch. If you do choose to plant blueberries in the fall, it should be done in late September or early October.

Can you plant just one blueberry bush? Blueberries self-pollinate, so you can plant only one blueberry bush if you really want to (or don’t have the space for more), but your annual berry harvest will be much larger if you plant several. May 21, It is best to feed the plants often but lightly so as to not shock the plant. Water when the soil is dry to a level of slightly damp, as over-watering can cause rot in the blueberry bushes’ root systems.

Pruning is essential but don’t overdo it. The best times to prune are right after the bush is first planted and then again in the winter. Jun 11, -Soil pH is very important for blueberries and should fall between and Generally if azaleas and camellias grow well in an area then blueberries will grow well too-Soil tests can be done before planting and sulfur added if pH is too high.

How to Plant?-Best planted mid-December thru mid-February but can be planted anytime. Oct 16, Blueberries are often planted in the fall. Break up the root ball at planting so new roots grow out into the native soil.

I am often called to look at new blueberry plantings to determine what is wrong because of poor growth. Many times the field was planted before the soil was tested and the soil pH was too high for blueberries.

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