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dave1878

Professional gardener. Plant addict!

Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluecrop'

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
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dave1878

First time growing blueberries and I don't think it's a success😔 any suggestions welcome

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Mikekally

Looks like you have lots of flowers there, you should get some berries! @dave1878

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dave1878

Yes there was plenty of flowers but no evidence of swelling as of yet . Guess I'll have to continue getting extorted in the shops for my blueberries😃@mikekally

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Mikekally

@dave1878 if it makes you feel better, my blueberry didn't even get to flower at all this year, it got frostbite, I had it planted in the wrong soil, and then it dried out in the pot I moved it to. I'm just trying to get it to put some leaves on it this year now, so it doesn't die completely

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Mikekally

@dave1878 it also needs insects to pollinate the flowers - were bees etc able to get to it, or was it closed up in a polytunnel?

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dave1878

Sorry to hear that . Here's to next year 🤞🏻@mikekally

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dave1878

@Mikekally yes the poly doors stay open permanently so plenty of pollinators in there as well as my resident ants. Hopefully I see some swelling when I'm at the tunnel later

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jamescalli

Maybe its down to feed? Feed it a liquefied comfrey mixture

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dave1878

@jamescalli on proper inspection this morning there is a low percentage pollination . A neighbouring plant I have V. 'Dixie' has a somewhat higher rate . Once I get some fruit it won't be a wasted season

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