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  • 1. More InformationNourse Farms, Inc.41 River RoadWhately, MA 01373
  • 2. Fruit Production• June Strawberries - 12ac• Brambles - 12ac• Blueberries - 2ac• Currants and Gooseberries – 2ac• 90% Wholesale• Over $700,000 in gross sales
  • 3. Blueberries• Mostly PYO• Wholesale in Late Season• Easiest Berry Crop
  • 4. Blueberry PlantsTissue Culture Plug Plants• Sheared to Maximize Growth• Juvenile – Not Pot Bound• Two Year Old Plants 16”-18”• Originate from Fall Creek Nursery
  • 5. Blueberry PlantsTissue Culture Plug Plants• Stored at 28 Degrees• Plant when you are ready!• Deliver April, May, or June
  • 6. Blueberry PlantsPlanting Prescription• Adjust Soil pH• Banded Application of Woodchips• Broadcast Application of Sulfur• No Fertilizer!
  • 7. Blueberry PlantsPlanting Prescription• Fresh vs. Seasoned Woodchips• Saw Dust• Other Carbon Compounds• Peat Moss
  • 8. Blueberry PlantsPlanting Prescription- Sulfur• Broad Cast Application• Little Immediate Gratification• 12-18 Months
  • 9. Blueberry PlantsPlanting Prescription-Irrigation• Single or Double Drip Lines• Installed after Planting• Covered with Woodchips or Sawdust
  • 10. Blueberry PlantsPlanting Prescription-Fertilizer• Blueberries Prefer Ammoniated Nitrogen• Do Not Use 10-10-10• 1 oz Ammonium Sulfate per Plant 30 Days after Planting.
  • 11. Blueberry VarietiesTypes• Low Bush• Northern High Bush• Southern High Bush• Rabbit Eye
  • 12. Blueberry VarietiesPatriot• Early and Large Berries• Winter Hardy• Tolerant of Higher pH and Wet Soils
  • 13. Blueberry VarietiesDuke• Early 3-5 Days before Patriot• Less Winter Hardy• Most Widely Planted Early Variety• Heavy Producer – Trellis?
  • 14. Blueberry VarietiesReka• Early and Vigorous• Medium Size Berries• Excellent Flavor
  • 15. Blueberry VarietiesBluecrop• Mid Season• Most Widely Planted Variety in the World!• ‘Red Backs’ if Picked Too Early
  • 16. Blueberry VarietiesBlueray• Mid Season• Great for PYO• More Heat Tolerant
  • 17. Blueberry VarietiesBluegold• Mid Season• Concentrated Ripening 1-2 Picks• Fresh or Process Harvest
  • 18. Blueberry VarietiesChandler• Late Mid Season• Largest Berry and Very Vigorous• Fresh or Process Harvest• High SWD Pressure
  • 19. Blueberry VarietiesJersey• Late Season• Medium Berry• Widely Adapted
  • 20. Blueberry VarietiesElliott• Very Late• ‘Tangy’ unless Picked Ripe• SWD Issues• Extra Pruning
  • 21. Blueberry VarietiesRabbiteyes• Very Late• ‘Less Flavor – Firmer Skin’• Long Post Harvest Shelf Life
  • 22. Blueberry VarietiesSouthern High Bush• High Heat Tolerence• Most are Not Self Fertile• Alternate Blocks
  • 23. Blueberry VarietiesNew Varieties for Trial• Blue Ribbon –Early/Mid- Season Great Flavor• Top Shelf – Mid Season- Very Large• Cargo –Late Season- High Yield
  • 24. Thank you!