Jul 03, Our growing season is long enough that we can prune blueberries soon after harvest (by the end of July, as a rule of thumb), and the plants will have time to set flower buds (from which fruit develop) for the next year on shoots that grow after stumpcutting.buzzted Reading Time: 3 mins.
Jul 11, When should I start pruning my blueberry bushes in Louisiana? After establishment, rabbiteye blueberries require little pruning until they reach about 6 to 8 feet in height. At this point, a cane renewal pruning program should be started. Remove one to three of the largest canes each winter at zero to 24 inches from ground level or a total of about 20 percent of the canopy. 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).
Remove any diseased or broken wood, plus crossing branches. Jul 26, The best time to prune blueberries is in late winter to early spring (January to early March) after all chance of severe weather has passed.
Young bushes generally do not require as much pruning, however, trimming blueberry bushes throughout the growing season may be necessary to maintain overall health and stumpcutting.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins. Home Blueberry Production in Louisiana 5 Figure 1: Pruning at planting. Remove low, twiggy growth entirely and tip remaining shoots to remove all the flower buds.
About 1/2 to 1/3 of the plant top should be removed in this process. Mulch 4 inches deep with pine needles or pine bark after planting. Plant Selection and Establishment.