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Covers the common highbush blueberry. 32 pg.
Note: Booklet has a hole in the center for display purposes.
IntroductionWhere Can You Grow Blueberries?Provide a Good Soil EnvironmentSelecting PlantsPlantingCaring for Your BlueberriesSoil ManagementPruningPropagationProtection From BirdsControlling Diseases and InsectsHarvestingResources
Excerpt from page 1Between the two of us we have about 40 years experience in growing highbush blueberries in Rhode Island. We have read and published a lot of scientific papers about this plant. We have also killed a few dozen plants trying to improve their growth and production but we believe that we have learned a few things in the process and would like to share them with you.Would you like to grow blueberries in your own yard and enjoy fresh fruit for 8 to 10 weeks during the summer? You can if you follow a few basic guidelines about location soil and culture. We will tell you how to do it all in this bulletin.You know that there are a lot of different kinds of blueberries besides the highbush blueberry- dryland evergreen mountain rabbiteye half-high and low bush. We are going to talk about the highbush blueberry only- the kind most common to commercial growers and the home gardener.Highbush blueberry plants are easy to grow relatively pest-free and need little maintenance; they also fit very easily into most landscape plans. The plant has delicate white bell-shaped flowers in the spring delicious fruit in the summer bright crimson leaves in the fall and red or yellow-colored branches in the winter.
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