Tag Archive: Blueberries

When Should I Prune My Fruit Trees?

Every winter season in the Florida Panhandle is different. It can be wet or dry, frigid cold or unseasonably warm. We may have early frosts and early springs, or cold snaps in late march after fruit trees flower. While we cannot determine the exact time to prune the dooryard fruit trees in our rather variable …

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‘Tis the Season for U-Pick Blueberries!

There is something almost magical about picking vibrantly blue blueberries off a bush and eating them fresh. If you watch the blueberries develop, you see them go from shades of pale green and blush red to dark and puffy and bright blue. When a blueberry is ready – you know it! Blueberries are one of …

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Despite Heavy Rainfall, Central Panhandle Blueberry Harvest On Track

  Although the central Florida panhandle has been hit with excessive rainfall this spring, the blueberry yield this year is on track to be above average. Colder winter temperatures coupled with wet spring weather has enhanced the yield potential of properly tended and well established planted blueberries. If you have a few established blueberry plants …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2014/05/06/despite-heavy-rainfall-central-panhandle-blueberry-harvest-on-track/