Garden Guide for Zone 8b
Blueberries are perennial flowering plants with blue or purple berries. They are classified in the section Cyanococcus within the genus Vaccinium. Vaccinium also includes cranberries, bilberries, huckleberries and Madeira blueberries.
- Soil: Acidic, well-drained
- Water: Regular, do not let soil dry out
- Light: Full sun to partial shade
- Sowing Method: Transplanting young plants
- Growing Days: 730
Planting Instructions: Blueberries should be planted in early spring. If possible, purchase a plant that is two or three years old. Dig a hole twice the width of the plant's root ball and just as deep. Place the plant in the hole, backfill with soil and water thoroughly.
Harvest Instructions: Blueberries are typically ready for picking between June and August. Don't rush to pick the berries as soon as they turn blue. Wait a couple days. When they are ready, they should fall off right into your hand.