Questions to Ask at a Nursery

Blueberries June 20, 2013 Print Friendly and PDF

Blueberry growers who plan to buy plants from nurseries should arrive with a list of questions to ask. Here are some questions to help you get started:

  • What are the best blueberry cultivars for my area?
  • When should I plant blueberries?
  • Are your blueberries certified virus frees?
  • What is the best way to plant blueberries?
  • How many blueberry plants do I need? (relates to pollination requirements and quantity produced)
  • Do blueberries require direct sunlight?
  • How far apart do I need to plant blueberries?
  • What size blueberry plants should I buy?
  • How old are your blueberry plants?
  • Do you have a replacement policy if my blueberry dies?
  • Do I need to do anything special to the soil for blueberries?
  • What insects or diseases affect blueberries?
  • How do I control insects and diseases in blueberries?
  • Can blueberries be grown organically?
  • When should I fertilize blueberries?
  • How much fertilizer do blueberries need?
  • What is the best blueberry fertilizer?
  • Do blueberries need pruning?
  • How do you prune blueberries?
  • When do you prune blueberries?
  • What is a good mulch for blueberries?
  • Should I irrigate my blueberries?
  • How often should I irrigate blueberries?
  • How much water should I apply to blueberries?
  • What is the best tasting blueberry?
  • How many years before a blueberry plant bears fruit?
  • When do blueberry fruit get ripe?
  • How long will a blueberry plant live?
  • Where do you get your plants from?

 

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