Pruning of blueberrys....still confused

Have got a small blueberry bush, grew leaves last year and has grown little flowers this year (thought these were where the blueberries were gonna be.....duh!) Realise now this maybe where they grow next year.  So, when do I prune back and what branches do I prune back? If it is early next year and only the branches that have no flowers need pruning how will I know which ones have flowered? Should I identify them now by tying string or something?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,306
    Pruning info for blueberries here https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=85

    but if yours are young they probably don't need any pruning yet.  

    If yours flowered but isn't showing signs of fruit forming behind the flowers then it may be that yours is a variety that needs another variety of blueberry to grow nearby to pollinate it.  
    Mine flowered over the past couple of weeks and already have fat little fruit forming. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • susananwmssusananwms Posts: 38
    Dove thank you for that link.  It is really helpful, have saved it so that I can keep going back until I know more about what I am doing.  Not sure what type of blueberry this one is that I have so will just have to wait and see what happens
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,306
    edited May 2018
    My daughter Wonky Womble bought a blueberry but it wasn't labelled as to whether it needed a pollinator or not ... to be on the safe side when I was buying some bushes for us I bought her a blueberry 'Patriot' variety which is supposed to be a good pollinator for most blueberries ... she now has little berries forming (I mean, her blueberry bushes do oops )
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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