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Jul 11, However, cuttings can be collected from growth flushes occurring later in the growing season. Take cuttings from the upper part of the mother plant.
Use sharp, clean pruning shears or knives disinfected in a solution of 1 part household bleach to 5 parts water. Remove lower leaves leaving two or three terminal leaves. May 28, Renovation involves mowing or grinding off the plant in the spring. The blueberry bush responds by growing many new shoots. Dozens of new shoots emerge and grow quickly from a dense clump of new shoots.
The problem is that you may have too many new shoots. Here are pictures from a Michigan blueberry field that was renovated several years treeclear.barted Reading Time: 7 mins. Remove any branches that are low to the ground and any that cross or congest the interior of the highbush blueberry shrub. 5 Snap off any shoots on remaining canes that are thin and spindly, and.
Jul 03, Look for canes that are roughly one inch or more in diameter at the base and cut them close to the ground. The amount of wood cut out each year should be roughly 10 to 20% of the total wood present. Removing some of the oldest canes each year allows more light into the bush so that fruit isn’t just produced on the outside of the treeclear.barted Reading Time: 3 mins.
Mar 12, Young first-year wood works best for this, blueberry plants don’t propagate as easily from older woody cuttings. Our plants are still quite young, and we’re working with very thing cuttings.
In an ideal world, take 6” long cuttings from cuttings first-year shoots that are about 1/4 inch in diameter, or the thickness of a pencil.