Most blueberry pruning is done during the dormant (winter) season after the leaves have fallen. Mature canes can be up to two inches in diameter, so long-handled loppers capable of cutting large stems are essential.
Smaller one-handed pruners are used for finish work and for shaping young bushes. Make flush cuts to avoid leaving stubs. Pruning cuts are not treated,Author: Bill.
May 20, To prune a young blueberry bush, remove crossed branches to allow the canes to grow straight up.
This will produce stronger canes and keep fruit off the ground. Also during the first 2 years, cut away any buds, as the bush needs to focus on growing, not producing%(75). Proper pruning practices in blueberries are important to maximize yields and quality throughout the life of the planting.
Pruning should be done every year, beginning at the time plants are set. During the early years, the objec-tives of pruning are to promote both plant survival and growth. Once plants have attained full size, pruning is usedFile Size: KB.
Nov 25, To keep them producing well, blueberry bushes need to be pruned every year. If your bushes have never been trimmed, be careful not to go overboard the first year: Remove no more than two or three of the oldest canes (more than seven years old).Missing: Wellesley MA.