Jun 19, 2018
General information: tall blueberry came to Russia from the Atlantic coast of North America, though not exactly the same, but cultivated. This is a powerful shrub, reaching 2.5 m in height, sprawling, highly branched. The leaves reach 12 cm in length and 6.5 cm in width. The upper side of the leaves is shiny, green, the lower one is matte and lighter.
The root system is highly branched and shallow.
Blueberries bloom in the first half of May with large pale pink bell-shaped flowers.
Depending on the variety, it ripens in late July - early August. The shape of the berries can be round or oval;The color varies from light to dark blue, the pulp is colorless. The juice of blueberries does not leave stains on clothes.
Requirements: tall blueberry - a warm and light-loving culture. But with a slight shading also grows well and fructifies. This plant is rather hygrophilous, but negatively reacts to prolonged overmoistening.
Blueberry is very demanding on the soil: the most favorable and suitable for it - acidic( with pH 3.5-5.0), unsuitable for other fruit crops.
A high level of groundwater plays a big role in successful cultivation( at least 35-60 cm).
Ingredients: berries are rich in vitamins C, A, B1 B2, Kb contain sugars.
Planting: blueberry precursors can be any culture that does not require liming( it's a good idea to sow lupine and oats for a year at this site).
Prior to planting, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium fertilizers are applied in a ratio of 1: 1: 1 on weakly humus soils and in a ratio of 1: 2: 3 on soils rich in humus and thoroughly dig.
High-mountainous blueberries can be planted in autumn and spring, but it is better in the spring - before the swelling of the kidneys.
Wells should be of such size that they can freely accommodate the roots of plants. At the bottom lay a well decomposed compost of peat and oak leaves. Roots are evenly distributed and covered with a layer of soil. When planting the plants are buried at 5 cm. But if you are going to immediately cover the planting after the
planting, it should be abandoned. If you do not have a suitable soil, blueberries can be grown in concrete wells, barrels or other vessels with a depth of at least 60 cm and a diameter of 80-100 cm. In the bottoms of the vessels, holes of 5 cm in diameter are made beforehand;the capacity is buried in the ground to the brim, filled with a mixture of peat and garden soil in a ratio of 2: 1 or 1: 1, and if the soil is heavy, add more river sand.