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Probably much better chance of getting them healthy if she digs whole plants.

Jul 11, Collect strong, healthy shoots or “whips” (usually 12 inches to 36 inches long) that grew the previous summer. Divide these “whips” into sections 5 inches to 6 inches long with a sharp knife or a bench saw with a fine blade. If the terminal of the shoot contains flower buds, remove the flower buds or discard the tip. It is possible to start blueberry cuttings taken while dormant and stored in refrigeration, by dipping them in rooting hormone and planting them out in acidic soil in early spring.

But if you are a beginner, and can get whole plants, by all means take them. You will reduce the time to fruiting by several years. Don Yellman, Great Falls, VA. Mar 12, Young first-year wood works best for this, blueberry plants don’t propagate as easily from older woody cuttings. Our plants are still quite young, and we’re working with very thing cuttings. In an ideal world, take 6” long cuttings from cuttings first-year shoots that are about 1/4 inch in diameter, or the thickness of a stumpcutting.buzzted Reading Time: 6 mins.

It is possible to start new blueberry plants from cuttings, and there is no reason why Sunshine Blue should be different from any other variety in this respect. But I have taken cuttings only when the plants are in full dormancy, then stored them in a cold location in moist peat moss until spring.

Don Yellman, Great Falls, VA. Like; Save. Nov 19, Start early in the morning. You should not take cuttings from diseased and stressed blueberry plants.

They have a lot of new growth and are just starting to form roots.

Cuttings should be planted as soon as possible. Avoid highly branched 22066 Great Falls VA and branches with flower buds. The optimum diameter for cuttings is 4 - 6 mm, and 4 to 6 inch long with about 4 buds.