- Author: Dona Jenkins
From gardeningchannel.com - Ready to grow your own blueberries? These tips will help you grow great blueberry bushes.
Where to Plant Blueberry Bushes
Blueberries are a very rewarding shrub to grow at home, and will produce buckets of fresh blueberries each summer under the right conditions. Location is extremely important for good blueberry picking. Blueberry bushes like full sun with well-drained soil. They are often found growing wild in sandy areas, which are best suited to the shrubs.
You may be lucky enough to have good blueberry-growing conditions in your yard or property already, but look around before planting: you don't want them near existing wild blueberries. Not only will they compete for resources, but they are also likely to cross-pollinate, resulting in smaller berries on your plants. Another consideration will be cold-hardiness.
Wild blueberries grow in cold climates with early and late frosts, but cultivated blueberries won't be able to produce as much fruit in shorter growing seasons, so maximum production comes in more moderate climates.