Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) is a woody perennial shrub that is a member of the heath, or Ericaceae, family. One unique feature of plants within this botanical family is that they require acidic soil conditions with pH ranges between 4 to 5 units. Other members in this plant family include lowblush blueberry, cranberry, huckleberry, rhododendrons, azalea, and heather.
These shallow-rooted crops require specific conditions for successful production. Please review the information below to learn more about successful production of blueberry.
Comprehensive production guide for organic blueberry production.
Site Preparation & Establishment
Review of techniques to lower soil pH.
Addresses preplant and alleyway cover crops suitable for blueberry production.
General guideline for plant and pest management.
Review of nutrient management, including soil and tissue testing.
Short review of blueberry mineral nutrition for organic systems.