Remove any branches that are peeling bark as they are beyond 5 years
in age, cut them as close to the ground as you can.
This will stimulate the production of new wood which will bear heavily
from year 2-5.
Do your pruning in March.
There are many reasons why blueberries are not productive. Mainly
they need a suitable polinator... with just two bushes of unknown type
they may not be suitable for polinating each other. Also blueberries
are very slow growing long lived plants, so don't expect much for at
least ten years. You also need to maintain a properly acidified
nutritive soil. Actually pruning is the least important aspect of
blueberry growing affecting production... trim away dead wood anytime
after berry production ceases. And of course you need to protect your
berries from preditors, if not you will get no berries.... crows will
land on the new tender top growth and break it off with their weight,
your plants will never grow... I keep large tomato cages over mine
with netting draped over. I have a dozen plants, three each of four
different varieties that fruit early, mid, and late season... I
harvest about a cup a day during the summer. I suggest planting more
bushes to increase your crop.
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