I was given a single blueberry plant several years ago but I understand tha
t several plants are needed to achieve pollination. Is it possible I could
split this root-ball up to produce the several necessary plants? It seems t
o be a late summer variety. Since I don't know what variety it is I don't k
now how I would buy more of them.
On Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:17:24 AM UTC-4, Davej wrote:
hat several plants are needed to achieve pollination. Is it possible I coul
d split this root-ball up to produce the several necessary plants? It seems
to be a late summer variety. Since I don't know what variety it is I don't
know how I would buy more of them.
Splitting the plant won't help, you must have a different variety. Knowing
what genus you have would be helpful. Where are you and at what elevation?
If he were to go buy 2 bushes that do well in his climate he'd be certain
to have a different variety for polination . One of our local groceries has
a very nice nursery - with a very knowledgeable young lady to help . Davej ,
I'd bet you have a place with a very knowledgeable person near you too . Use
their knowledge , and buy from them .
On Saturday, October 18, 2014 11:27:37 PM UTC-4, Terry Coombs wrote:
Not necessarily, Snag, at least in my area. It's common in my area to see b
oth rabbiteye and northern highbush at the same garden shop. They are from
a different genera and won't pollinate each other. Therefore, he must buy t
wo rabbiteye and two northern highbush to be certain of good pollination. R
abbiteye is Vaccineum asheii and northern highbush is V. corymbosum.
On Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:29:57 AM UTC-5, Steve Peek wrote:
That is the problem, since I have no idea what variety I was given. Next year when I notice this plant flowering I will go visit the local plant-sellers and see if they have any blueberries that are also in flower.
Dave near STL
On Monday, October 20, 2014 10:09:36 PM UTC-4, Davej wrote:
Don't think that will help unless the nursery is at exactly the same orientation and elevation. I have 700 or so plants between 1900' and 2050' and the bloom time can vary by as much as a week or more.
Considering your location, I would try Northern Highbush for pollination.
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