I am going to by 2 blueberry bushes?
Can someone tell me if fall is a good time of the year to buy blueberry bushes because i want to buy one so that it gives my fruit next year
- Anonymous7 years agoFavorite Answer
Yes fall is a good time to plant as the temperature is still warm there will be rain around. You will need an acid soil so make sure you do a PH test and adjust the soil accordingly ( so add lots of peat and well rotted manure If necessary and water with sequestrine if alkaline soil is present). http://www.gardensandlandscapes.co.ukSource(s): 24 years as a pro gardener. City and guilds qualified. http://www.gardensandlandscapes.co.uk
- cajundude1Lv 77 years ago
Fall is the best time to plant. If the plants are potted, you can plant them anytime. To be successful, you have to be sure to acidify your soil to a PH of about 5. I use aluminum sulphate for that and mulch with pine bark mulch. I have a layer of about three inches throughout the bed. In the long run this will maintain your PH level. Remember that blueberry bushes need a moist soil at all times, since the root system is somewhat shallow. You may get a few berries next year, which will improve as the years go by. It will take about three years to give you a decent harvest. Peak production is about 5 to 8 years. If you fail to acidify your soil, do not expect the plants to survive. They produce better with two different varieties. However, there are many kinds. Do your research before you settle on what to plant. Good luck with the plan.
- eanne94Lv 77 years ago
Usually it is best to plant in the spring but I don't see why you can't plant one on the autumn. However it appears that they need to be three years old before they will produce. Have a look at this site which gives helpful advice on soil type, sun etc. http://www.blueberry.org/gardening.htm
- Anonymous7 years ago
the type of bush you get will be the most important factor imo .. there are many varieties with a wide range of tolerances and preferences .. do your research or copy someone locally thats successful ...