Growing Blueberries: How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Blueberries

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Some of our favorite childhood memories are often based around foods. Do you have any fond childhood memories that come from food?

For me, it is blueberries. I remember my grandmother making a delicious cheesecake that was topped with blueberries.

Then I also remember that one of my favorite childhood books was Blueberries for Sal. It is no wonder that I grow lots of blueberries every year with such fond memories that correlate to them.

But it also isn’t any wonder that I have those memories based on blueberries, considering how easy they are to raise and care for.

Are you looking to grow blueberries either for their low-maintenance or the tasty recipes you can make from them?

If so, I’ve got you covered. Here is all you need to know about raising blueberries:

Blueberry Varieties to Plant

There are five main varieties of blueberries. Then you have different cultivars that branch off of those varieties. Here are the varieties of blueberries you can choose from along with some of the cultivars as well:

1. Lowbush

Lowbush is a shorter option for a blueberry bush. They are what a lot of people use when they live with strict HOA’s but would like to have an ornamental bush that they can get something edible from.

Also, people use this type of variety in container gardening as well. This variety is also low-maintenance as it doesn’t require much pruning at all.

2. Northern Highbush

This variety of blueberries was designed to grow best in the Eastern and Northeastern United States. This style of bush grows to be about five to nine feet tall, and they do require consistent pruning.

A few options for this variety are:

  • Bluecrop
  • Duke
  • Legacy
  • Hardyblue

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