Blueberries Plant: Blueberry Term: Ammonium Sulfate
Blueberries <ul><li>Vaccinium corymbosum </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Zones: 3b – 8b </li></ul><ul><li>Grow in Full sun </li></u...
Ammonium Sulfate <ul><li>Water soluble nitrogen fertilizer for acid-loving plants.  </li></ul><ul><li>21-0-0.  </li></ul><...
Growing Blueberries <ul><li>Long-term crop that may be in the field for more than twenty years.  </li></ul><ul><li>Require...
Virginia Varieties <ul><li>H ighbush,  V. corymbosum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Northern Highbush - More cold tolerant </li></u...
Fruits Quiz <ul><li>Use Senteo </li></ul>
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Blueberries

  1. 1. Blueberries Plant: Blueberry Term: Ammonium Sulfate
  2. 2. Blueberries <ul><li>Vaccinium corymbosum </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Zones: 3b – 8b </li></ul><ul><li>Grow in Full sun </li></ul><ul><li>Grow best in areas with cold nights </li></ul><ul><li>Require acidic soils </li></ul><ul><li>Require cross-pollination – plant 2 or more varieties </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest mid-June through July </li></ul><ul><li>Requires annual pruning of old canes </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ammonium Sulfate <ul><li>Water soluble nitrogen fertilizer for acid-loving plants. </li></ul><ul><li>21-0-0. </li></ul><ul><li>Sulfur separates in water to make a weak sulfuric acid which lowers soil pH </li></ul><ul><li>Use for azaleas, rhododendrons, hollies, blueberries, potatoes & sweet potatoes </li></ul>
  4. 4. Growing Blueberries <ul><li>Long-term crop that may be in the field for more than twenty years. </li></ul><ul><li>Require several years to establish and the initial harvest does not begin until the third or fourth season. </li></ul><ul><li>Full production is achieved by years six to eight. </li></ul><ul><li>Require wet and acidic soil </li></ul><ul><li>Mulch and irrigation are necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Prune late winter to remove 1/6 th of canes & reduce size by ½. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Virginia Varieties <ul><li>H ighbush, V. corymbosum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Northern Highbush - More cold tolerant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Southern Highbush – More heat tolerant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Require 1000 chilling hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-pollinating – but cross pollinated have larger fruit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>R abbiteye, V. ashei </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More adaptable to poor soils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can’t tolerate extreme cold </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-sterile: need cross pollination </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Fruits Quiz <ul><li>Use Senteo </li></ul>

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