NORTHCOUNTRY MINNESOTA LOWBUSH BLUEBERRY 2 YEAR OLD PLANT
The Northcountry Minnesota Lowbush blueberry plant is a Northern Highbush, is a the same exceptional flavor of a wild blueberry. In spring, these mounded, “half-high” plants are dotted with white flowers, which give way to small- to medium-size berries that will give you a taste of the Northern wilds. Early-mid season. Introduced in 1986. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late June to early July. Self-pollinating, but will yield larger crops if pollinated with Northblue.
Planting instructions: Bare-root plants need special care. Follow these instructions to get your plants off to a good start. Plants may arrive with little or no visible growth. This is normal. Check to make sure the roots feel moist. If they are dry, sprinkle the roots with water until they are moist but not soaked.
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Never expose the bare roots of plants to wind or sun before or during planting. If your ground is frozen, or for some other reason you are not ready to plant, soak the roots in a bucket of lukewarm water for up to 24 hours (no longer). You can then delay planting for a week or two if you keep the roots moist and in a dark, cool place where the temperature is above freezing (35 to 40 degrees F). Spread the roots and position each plant so that all the roots will be covered with soil. Be careful not to plant too deep, and do not let the roots dry out during the planting process. Take any peat moss that is packaged with the plant and mix it into the planting hole. Add more of your own peat moss in heavier soils. If you use peat moss or a planting mix that contains peat, make sure that it is saturated with water before putting it in the planting hole. Peat that is not saturated can wick moisture away from the plant and cause the roots to dry out. Pack the soil firmly around the roots and water thoroughly.
We do not recommend that bare root plants will not be placed in full sun for the first two weeks. The plants need to start getting acclimated to its new soil and not be stressed by overwhelming sun. Plants should be watered weekly during the first year, unless they receive plenty of rain. Wait four to six weeks after planting before adding any fertilizer. Do not apply fertilizer in late summer or fall. This could stimulate new succulent growth that could become injured during winter.
Blueberries require acid soil with high organic matter content. Good drainage is essential as blueberries’ shallow fibrous roots are easily starved for oxygen. However, blueberries are not tolerant of drought conditions and need to be kept moist. They will produce best in a sunny location. Three types of blueberries can be grown in Iowa (or Vermont); Highbush, Half-high and Lowbush. Plant multiple cultivars (cultivated varieties) within 5 feet of each other. Even though blueberry cultivars are self fertile, cross-pollination produces larger berries. Cultivars ripen at different times so you can lengthen the harvest season by planting a selection.
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