How to grow Blueberry lowbush

Blueberry lowbush growing shrub‎ of the genus Vaccinium also known as Vaccinium angustifolium, Blueberry lowbush perennial deciduous plant, used for the edible fruits and also for medicinal value, can grow in temperate, cold mediterranean or cold subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-8, also possible to grow in hardiness zone 9 with the right care.

Leaves become red in the autumn or grow red and change the color to green,

Flower color white in bell shape grow in cluster

Blueberry lowbush fruits

Fruit color is blue-black, in the head of fruit there is little crown

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Requirements for Blueberry lowbush growing and care:

Acid soil, iron, chilling hours, mulch (better pine mulch), low nutrient

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed (Care explanation bellow)/ Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, ensure the cultivar, the quality of the fruit: size, taste and quantity but

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Some virus attack a lot of verity

Planting season:
Winter, spring

Pests and diseases:
Virus, aphids

Pruning season:
Winter

How to prune:
Weak and dead branches

Size of the plant:
0.2-0.6 m, 1-2 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade (in hardiness zone 9 better to grow in half shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, start with pot that will be 40-60% more than the root ball, every time that the plant arrive to full capacity need to switch to bigger until arrives to desirable size, switch the soil in mid of the winter, better to use this method because the soil lose the viability over time and it’s efficient care for the soil, need average amount of water with good drainage better water with less minerals, in order to keep the soil moist better to put mulch of pines, peat soil or other acid soil with hummus and a lot of organic matter.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring

General information about the flower
White flowers in bell shape grow in cluster

Pollination is done by:
Bees

Edible fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds

What can be done with big quantities of Blueberry lowbush fruits?
Eaten raw, jams, juice, beverage

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
1-2 years

How to grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
High humidity, full sun to half shade

Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Dry and dark place better in refrigerator

Sowing season:
End of the winter to spring

Planting spacing:
3*4cm (1.2*1.8 inches) when transplant it better to sow them in different pots it’s easier to follow in control and care for the seedling

Depth of Sowing:
Better not to cover just to put on the soil

Conditions for seeds germinate:
High humidity, moist soil, full sun, consider when grow in pots to cover with plastic wrap

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Germination time:
2-4 months

Condition of seedling:
Full sun, protect the seedling from pests, winds and heavy snow

Do the seeds require burying?
Yes

Chilling hour’s requirements:
2-5 Month

Scientific name:

Vaccinium angustifolium

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors

Climate

Harvest season

Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone