Finch Blueberry Nursery


GROWING TIPS ORDERING & PRICING INFORMATION ORDER FORM PLANT VARIETIES  RECIPES


TIPS FOR GROWING BLUEBERRIES

  • Site and Soil Preparation:

Blueberry GreenhouseBecause blueberries have a shallow root system, only the top 6-12" of soil need to be prepared. If you have been successful growing azaleas or rhododendrons, prepare the soil the same way. For maximum fruit production, choose a well-drained area. Blueberries will not tolerate wet conditions, however, since they are shallow rooted; it is possible to grow plants in normally wet areas if the growing medium is well mounded. After the plant site has been selected, place a minimum of 1/2 bushel of composted material on top. Peat moss is ideal; however, any good compost that has been subject to decomposition, such as leaves, bark or sawdust will suffice. Work mulch into the top 8" of soil within a 2' diameter for each plant.

  • Spacing and Planting:

Blueberry plants can be spaced an average of 3 to 6 feet in rows; 3 foot spacing will give a high density planting and form a hedge quickly; 5 to 6 feet is the normal distance between plants. Blueberry plants may also be grouped, separated as singles, or planted with almost any landscape configuration.

Commonly Used Statistics for Commercial Planting

5 by 10 feet= 870 plants per acre
4 by 10 feet= 1090 plants per acre
3 by 10 feet= 1450 plants per acre

Place plants in the center of the prepared area and fan out the roots in all directions. While holding the trunk upright, rake 3 to 4 inches of soil mixture back over the roots and step on to pack. Wet the soil sufficiently as desired relative to conditions.

  • Pollination and Production:

    It is recommended that two or more varieties of blueberries be planted together to assure higher yields and better quality fruit. For commercial plantings, other specifications may be followed. Whereas cross-pollination will help increase production, the actual yield will also be partially dependent upon size and vigor of the plant.

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ORDERING & PRICING INFORMATION

Finch Blueberry Nursery stocks Rabbiteye, Northern Highbush, and Southern Highbush varieties. We also have special packages available, selected for plant hardiness specifically for your area by the experts at Finch Blueberry Nursery. Read about the varieties available for your Hardiness Zone.

You may place your order by using the Finch Blueberry Order Form, calling 1-800-245-4662, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, EST. You mail also email order to finchnursery@earthlink.net .
 

PRICING (Effective Date: 10/01/2011)

Blueberry Plants - Bare Root

Quantity

1 Year Plants

4"- 8"

2 Year Plants

8" - 16"

3 Year  Plants

16" - 20"

4 Year Plants

20" - 36"

Each

$1.50

$4.95

$6.95

$9.50

50

$1.30

$4.50

$5.75

$8.75

100

$1.10

$3.50

$4.25

$6.85

500

$1.00

$2.85

$3.95

$5.95

1000

$0.95

$2.60

$3.70

$5.80

NOTE: 4 Year Plants are Rabbiteye or Southern Highbush only.

Blueberry Plants - Packages

Each package includes 3 varieties that we select and that are best for your area. We select the type for your zone (Rabbiteye, Northern Highbush, or Southern Highbush.) If you wish to make a specific choice, circle one of the types in the parentheses on the Order Form.

PACKAGE 1

2 Year-Old Plants

15 Plants (8 16)

$60.00

PACKAGE 2

3 Year-Old Plants

12 Plants (16 20)

$70.00

PACKAGE 3

4 Year-Old Plants

12 Plants (20 36)

Rabbiteye or Southern Highbush only

$85.00

   

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RECIPES

BLUEBERRY PANCAKES
2 cups flour 1/2 cup blueberries
2 cups buttermilk 3 eggs, separated
1 tsp. salt 3 Tbsp. melted butter
1 tsp. soda 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
3/4 tsp. baking powder 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
Pour buttermilk into small mixing bowl. Add soda and stir. Set aside. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, and brown sugar together. In large mixing bowl, beat egg yolks. Add buttermilk mixture and melted butter. Add dry ingredients. Mix until fairly smooth. Stir in blueberries, gently. Beat egg whites and add granulated sugar gradually when peaks begin to form. When stiff, fold egg whites into other mixture, gently. Bake on hot griddle. Serve topped with syrup.

 

BLUEBERRY ICE CREAM TOPPING
1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp. cornstarch
dash salt 1/3 cup water
1 cup blueberries 1 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. grated lemon peel  
Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in water. Add blueberries. Bring to boil; simmer until clear and thickened, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and peel. Chill. Makes about 1 cup sauce.

 

BLUEBERRY MUFFINS
1 egg 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk 2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
Beat egg with a fork and stir in milk and oil. Mix dry ingredients. Stir together just until flour is moistened. Batter will be lumpy. Carefully stir in blueberries. Bake in greased muffin cups 20 - 25 minutes at 400°

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