Here at Hook’s Greenhouse we have grown Blueberries and other perennial fruits for years at our garden center. Blueberries are great in the landscape or in straight rows in a blueberry patch. Blueberries are native to North America, hardy, easy to grow. These fruit bearing shrubs grow best in full sun and well-drained, organically rich, acidic soil. We recommend mixing native soil and peat moss in a 1 to 1 ratio when planting blueberries.
We recommend planting two or more blueberry varieties for best pollination. This practice increases the crop yield, ensures better tasting berries, and staggers ripe fruit throughout the growing season. When planting blueberries, space shrubs at least 4’ apart. Blueberries require regular waterings particularly during dry spells. Once the plant’s root system develops, blueberries require less frequent waterings. Mulch helps to retain moisture, inhibit weed growth and regulate soil temperatures. We recommend maintaining a 2” depth of mulch and replenishing as necessary. Birds are especially fond of blueberries. If birds become a nuisance, we recommend cover bushes with a tulle net to deter birds. Harvest blueberries a week after they turn blue when they are the sweetest. We recommend calculating 2 bushes per family member, as a mature bush will produce approximately 8 quarts of berries.
Here at Hook’s we offer a variety of blueberries that range in price from $13.99 to $19.99. Stop by the greenhouse to get your very own berry patch started today!