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Not all blueberries are alike

As blueberries have become more a popular plant for home gardening, variety choices have blossomed, wrote Laura Christman in the Redding Record Searchlight.

When it comes to flavor it's hard to go wrong with any variety of homegrown blueberry, said Manuel Jimenez, a University of California Cooperative Extension farm advisor specializing in blueberries.

"All the varieties that ripen on the plant are good," said Jimenez, who is based in Tulare County.

Among the varieties Jimenez recommends are Misty, Reveille, Sharpblue, Star, Legacy, Emerald and Jewel.

The best time to plant blueberries is in the fall, when the ground is warm and plants can establish roots, Jimenez said. However, most nurseries don't feature them in fall. The biggest selection of blueberry plants is available now.

Manual Jimenez talks blueberries at the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center last fall.
Manual Jimenez talks blueberries at the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center last fall.

Posted on Monday, February 6, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Tags: blueberries (12), Manuel Jimenez (11)

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after reading about your comments on when to plant blue berries I want to know where I can get them in the fall. Like you say you don't see them around at that time of the year.

Posted by angela ford on March 30, 2013 at 10:44 AM

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