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Blueberries, one of the best fruit crops

publication date: May 1, 2014
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blueberry clusterBlueberries have been one of our most successful fruit crops in central Virginia. We have a patch of 40 bushes, some more than 20 years old, some recent gap fillers. We also have a newer patch of 20 bushes. Bushes can begin to bear fruit the second or third year after planting, and reach full production in the sixth year. Highbush blueberries can produce for 30-40 years. Yields settle at about 3 tons per acre, or 4-8 pints (10 pounds) per bush. Exceptional plants can even yield 25 pints per bush.

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