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Low Bush Blueberry 1-2'

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The Benefits of Low Bush Blueberries 

Low bush blueberries are a perennial shrub that grows in the United States and Canada. The delicious tasting berries blossom and are ready for picking and eating in the spring and summer seasons. The bushes are beautiful and picturesque, with white bell-like flowers and wild blueberries that grow during the spring and summer months.

These are super sweet berries and excellent for homemade baking and delicious blueberry pies and muffins. The blueberries contain nutritional antioxidants that help with everyday health, such as anti-aging and heart health, to promote vision and prevent some cancerous diseases. Low bush blueberries make a beautiful landscape during the autumn season because the bushes change into breath-taking foliage colors.

 

Low Bush Blueberry 

Lowbush blueberries are an excellent choice if you want berries for canning, eating, or freezing. They are also lovely landscape shrubs. Lowbush blueberries grow to a height of one to two feet. The fruit of the blueberry shrub contains one of the best sources of antioxidants available.

Lowbush blueberries prefer planting in any acidic soil spot that is sunny. The more sunlight they receive, the more blueberries you will harvest. Blueberries prefer sandy soil. Lowbush blueberries love being fed a water-soluble ammonium nitrogen fertilizer with a low PH—plant two bushes for proper pollination.

 

The Low Bush Blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolium 

The Low Bush Blueberry is the Vaccinium angustifolium, a deciduous shrub. The wild low bush blueberry is the Nova Scotian Provincial Blueberry. It's found growing in the wild in the northeastern United States and Central and Eastern Canada. Commercial growers manage the wild Low Bush Blueberry and harvest it in Maine, Massachusetts, and Canada. The commercial harvest has reached over 100 million pounds in Canada alone.

Low Bush Blueberry rhizomes have been known to lay dormant for up to 100 years. It is a low-spreading shrub that reaches heights up to just 24 inches. The shrub's leaves are glossy green and elliptical. Those same leaves turn various shades of red in autumn. The Low Bush Blueberry requires a two-year cultivation plan for harvesting. The first year the plant produces buds in the fall. The following year, the plant blossoms and then produce berries. That fruit-producing year, the plant field is often burned or cut to the ground to encourage a repeat of the two-year cycle.

Bees pollinate the Low Bush Blueberry, usually a combination of honeybees and bumblebees, to encourage the pollination of more plants. Commercial growers rent as many as eight beehives to pollinate each acre for two weeks. This allows the bees enough time to pollinate all the blueberry shrubs.

Homegrown Low Bush Blueberries require 6 hours of direct sunlight. Use acidic soil with a pH meter of 3.5 to 5.0 that is well-drained—transplant 2 to 3-year-old bare-root shrubs in the early spring. Plant the shrubs about 18 to 24 inches deep in rows, with each plant spaced about 1to 3 feet apart and about 3 to 4 feet in between the rows.

Cover them with a bird net to protect them from being eaten when the berries begin to show. Harvest them from August to late September. A mature Low Bush Blueberry plant will yield as much as five to ten pounds of blueberries.

Low bush blueberries are for sale online at Tennessee wholesale nursery co
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