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Feb 12, Blueberries require constant renewal growth of vigorous, 1-year-old wood to sustainably produce good berries year-to-year. So, when winter pruning, growers should look beyond just the next summer crop and envision what wood will give them good growth - key to having flower buds and high-quality fruit the following summer.

Sep 26, Fruit of the blueberry is borne on wood produced in the previous season (one-year-old wood). By pruning, you are regulating the fruiting potential of next season's crop. Pruning should be severe enough to invigorate the plant so that sufficient new wood is produced during the following shrubdelimbing.buzzted Reading Time: 6 mins. Pruning mature blueberry plants: remove weak, low-growing shoots (1) thin the crown of the plant by cutting out about 20 percent of the canes each year (2) head new, vigorous canes to about 4 to 6 inches below the top of the bush (3) 1 2} Excessive fruit set results in smaller, poorer-quality fruit and, potentially, reduced flower bud formation for theFile Size: KB.

May 28, This year old Bluecrop bush shows many older, weaker canes and no new growth from the crown. Bushes like this are an excellent candidate for renovation.

A lot of growers are reluctant to prune and remove fruiting canes that will fruit next year. Over time the bush has more older canes and fewer newer shrubdelimbing.buzzted Reading Time: 7 mins. May 20, Training young blueberry bushes by pruning them regularly during the first two years promotes proper structure of the plant, which in turn supports maximum production of fruit.

By recognizing mature canes and cutting properly, you'll train blueberry bushes to create productive plants.

A good balance for a blueberry bush is to have 20 percent of the canes as one- to two-year-old shoots, 60 percent as three- to six-year-old canes and 20 percent as canes older than six years old slated for removal.

Steps%(75). Any pruning of blueberry bushes, especially mature bushes, is required for successful production of blueberries. Blueberry bushes that have not been pruned on an annual basis may become overgrown and less fruitful (Figure 1).

Proper training of blueberries is essential to maintain plant size, shape and productivity.