Blueberry Planting Instructions
- Unpack and Soak: Unpack your blueberry bush and soak in warm NOT hot water for 3 to 6 hours just before planting.
- Dig Hole(s): The width of the hole should allow you to spread roots. If you are planting multiple blueberries, dig holes 4′-6′ apart. If you are creating several rows dig holes 7′-12′ apart.
- Spread Roots in Hole
- Shovel Dirt Back in Hole and Add Amend Soil.
- Do Not Tap Soil: Don’t step on the soil or tap it down.
- Water: Give each plant 1″-2″ of water.
- Late winter or early spring, during the six weeks prior to your last spring frost, is the best time for planting blueberries.
- Pick off flowers that form on blueberry bushes their first year. (This allows plants to put all of their energy into getting a strong start.)
- After plants are established, fertilize them in spring with a light application of a balanced organic fertilizer.
- Fertilize blueberries in late summer to help plants set plenty of flower buds.
- Blueberries are only marginally self-fertile, so you’ll need to grow at least three plants of compatible varieties.
Blueberry Planting Tips
We have prepared your plants so they can ship without dying. We have added soil moist to the roots to preserve water around them and to keep them from drying out. PLEASE TRY TO PLANT WITHIN 72 HOURS. Water well. They may be wilted due to shipping shock, but soak plant in bucket of water prior to planting. This will allow the plant to take more water up to the stem. Depending on the weather it may take 3 to 4 weeks to break dormancy and show leaves. If you have leaves already and they are wilting see above and do not worry. They will come back out and sprout new leaves. Please be patient! Enjoy.
Tennessee State University- Growing Blueberries
Frequently asked Questions
Can I grow these in my area?
To find out if a plant will grow in you area you need to Google your hardiness zone and check that with hardiness zone for the plant. You can also look at the USDA or the Department of Agriculture in your area.