Transplanted Blueberry Bush – Not Fully Leafed Out

no ripe blueberries

Q: I transplanted a large blueberry bush early last fall. I have other blueberry bushes that are fully leafed out now, but the transplanted one is only 20% leafed out. Should I remove berries to reduce stress or let the plant figure things out? 

A: I think your instinct is exactly right. Pull off all the berries so the plant can direct its energy towards root and limb recovery. Consider a light application of organic fertilizer like Holly-Tone or Dr. Earth.

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