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Harvesting - Blueberries





Fast Facts




Planting to Harvest Plants generally do not produce crops for 3 to 4 years after planting. Harvest period is determined by variety.
Average Yield Dependent on growing conditions
Recommended planting for a family of five Not recommended for the soils and climate of the the Intermountain West
Recommended Uses Desserts and toppings


Additional Information



Harvest Recommendations

Taste berries to determine appropriate color and softness, then look for berries at the same level of maturity. Not all berries in a cluster ripen together. Pick the ripe berries and return for the others as they ripen. Ripe berries will stay on the plant at high quality for about a week without deteriorating or dropping.

Storage and Preservation Methods

Freezing or fresh eating for a short term

 


Blueberries

Tips

In hot summer climates, place containers in partial shade.


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