Late-Blooming Blueberries – Recommendations

Q: I caught the tail end of your radio show when you were talking about late-blooming blueberries. Which ones do you recommend?

A: My neighbor’s ‘Ochlockonee’ blueberry bushes finished fruiting in late July but she has a ‘Baldwin’ that ripens its fruit in early August. If you are planning on planting blueberries, spend some time now digging the bed and adding lots of organic soil amendment. Then have a soil test (georgiasoiltest.com) done to check the soil pH. It should be around between 4.5 and 5.5 to make blueberries happy. I have details on growing blueberries at bit.ly/GAblueberry.