Posted: 29/06/2016 at 18:39
Difficult to recommend pruning without a photo but certainly remove any weak spindly growth near the base. Once they are a few years old they benefit from removing (one or two only, early in the year) of the oldest branches, right back to the base. This will promote vigorous new shoots from the base which will bear the crops in subsequent years. Feeding with something high in nitrates early in the season will help these strong new shoots to grow and then switch to high potash feeds later to help promote flowers and fruit. Use feed for ericaceous plants as these contain iron in a form which can be taken up in the acid conditions that is needed to grow blueberries.
Last edited: 29 June 2016 18:40:36