Asked by: Virginidad Tchehanov
asked in category: General Last Updated: 6th April, 2020

Do you need 2 blueberry bushes to get fruit?

Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) bushes are self-pollinating to an extent, but grow larger fruit through cross-pollination by a second variety. Both varieties of blueberries involved in cross-pollination need to have bloom times that are at the same time of the season to be successful.

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Also asked, how many blueberries can you get from one bush?

So this means if 1,000 of the plants survive from planting an acre once they reach maturity you would have a minimum of 5,000 pounds of blueberries a year. The maximum possible would be 20,000 pounds of blueberries a year. How much can you sell blueberries for?

Also, what can you not plant near blueberries? Other plants not in the Ericaceae family that can accompany blueberries are camellias (Camellia spp.), bearing early spring flowers in assorted colors; summersweet (Clethra spp.), bearing white or pink fragrant flowers; and fothergilla (Fothergilla spp.)

Also to know is, how do I get my blueberry bush to fruit?

  1. There are two basic types of blueberries – highbush and lowbush.
  2. First, blueberries must have acidic soil with a pH below 5.5 and do best in soil with a pH between 4.5 and 5.
  3. Blueberries are self-fruitful and will set fruit without cross-pollination but they do require “busy bees” for pollination and fruit set.

Are there male and female blueberry bushes?

Blueberry plants have both male and female flowers on each bush. Depending on the cultivar, they are moderately to highly self-fertile, but benefit greatly from being planted with other cultivars to improve pollination. For plentiful summer berries, plant two bushes per berry-loving family member.

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