Illustrated Guide to Growing Blueberries


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Sweet, juicy blueberries aren’t just delicious. They are rich in nutrients, antioxidants, fiber and vitamins. Fortunately, for very little effort, blueberries are easy to grow—if you have the right blueberry growing conditions. See our beginner's guide to growing blueberries. That will learn everything you need to know about growing blueberry bushes, from varieties and propagation, to planting, caring, harvesting, and preserving.

Blueberries are enjoying increasing popularity again among gardening enthusiasts, since cultivated blueberries have been cultivated with easy and problem-free gardening. They originally come from North America, where breeding work has made great strides over the course of the 20th century. The extremely easy-care bushes not only give us a full harvest of their delicious berries after a few years, but are also very decorative ornamental shrub with their attractive blossoms and autumn colors. Blueberries has white or pink flowers in spring, bright foliage in autumn and green-red bark in winter.

Choosing the Right Variety

Blueberries come in a variety of colors blue, green, red, or pink. Illustration by Paul Anderson

The blueberry bush is an excellent choice for the home gardener as a flavorful food crop or as an ornamental landscape shrub. There are five main blueberry varieties grown in the United States: lowbush, northern highbush, southern highbush, rabbiteye and half-high. Of these, the northern blueberry varieties are the most common blueberry varieties grown worldwide.

Jim Baker
2/14/2021 6:14:11 AM

Thanks for the really informative article! I have grown 5 blueberry bushes in my garden in Pennsylvania. And I'm looking forward to a rich blueberry harvest.

2/11/2021 4:28:06 AM

This article is so detailed, nice! I want to grow these in my backyard this year, and this article has given me the courage. Thanks! -Storm

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