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Hi. I Have a blueberry bush and it was absolutely laden with berries this but, alas, they came to nothing.  The berries just stayed very tiny and withered up.  What should I do with it now?











  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    If it already had berries on I would have given it a tomato feed. I would cut it back a bit and water with rain water if it is in a pot and feed it, you might get a 2nd crop. image

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    Is it planted in the ground or in a pot?  Two things blueberries absolutely must have are an acid soil and water - never letting them dry out completely is crucial, especially when they are carrying flowers or fruit.  Feed them with an ericacious liquid food diluted with rainwater rather than tap water.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • DorcasDorcas Posts: 159

    I have 3 blueberries in large pots which are full of fruit.  I use ericaceous compost and top it up each year plus I give each pot a sachet of chelated iron ('Chempak') each Spring.  Always water with rain water (one of my water butts is for their exclusive use) and keep them moist.  They hate irregular watering so don't let them dry out.  As Verdun says, keep them netted too.

  • HippophaeHippophae Posts: 154

    Are there any blueberry cultivars/species that are particularly suited to warmer climates? Or do they all need winter chill as a requirement for fruit set?

  • Thank you everyone for your comments.  I can't see me getting a crop this year.  Edd I have this bush several years and had a good crop each year.  I think the weather may have something to do with it this year.

  • LynLyn Posts: 21,323

    When and how do you do that Verdun, I have never pruned mine image

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532
    We have blueberries for many years and hardly pruned them and they've always fruited
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