Members of the Vaccinium genus along with cranberries and lingonberries, which all prefer light textured and very acidic soil.
Potted Bush (1 gallon) 2 years plus: $15.00
There are occasionally larger sizes available.
Regardless of your soil type, however, blueberries can be grown by adding peat moss as an ammendment. Simply distribute a bale (3.8 cubic foot) of peat through the soil per 3 young bushes. The peat should be moistened first or it will dry out your bushes. (Mix it with water in an old tub. We fill my son's plastic swimming pool with a bale and stomp around in it in our muck boots to get it wet...and for recreation). Incorporate this with the native soil, a light application of fertilizer or compost, plant your bushes and cover with a 3 inch layer of softwood mulch (softwood needles, ground wood or bark, but never cedar). Do not incorporate raw wood products with the soil or you will suck avery last bit of nitrogen out of it. Although a light application of elemental sulfur each year will keep the pH low, the continual re-addition of the softwood mulches will likely make this unnecessary. Never let the soil dry out. pH level should be about 4.5 ideally.
More information on blueberries can be found in the Research section (see right hand column above).
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