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urinetrouble
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growing blueberries in South Louisiana?



I wanna get some blueberry plants.

Any expect advice for good backyard production in this area?







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LSUTiger205
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Stick em in a pot. Mine are doing great here in Birmingham. Its a a big arse pot, but we had a good crop this year.





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Radiojones
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For the best production make sure that you plant four different species of blueberries together.





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If I recall correctly, blueberries take the same soil as azaleas, so they should be good almost anywhere in south Louisiana. I put mine in my backyard, hose them down once in awhile, and they look good.

Luck






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USMCTiger03
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Parents have a few, seem to produce well with little maintenance.





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NOLAbelle
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produce well with little maintenance.


yeah don't they grow in the wild too






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DieselTiger1
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my grandmother grows a shite ton in SW miss. I eat so many my shite turns blue ans smells pretty good.

ETA: truth.



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USMCTiger03
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yeah don't they grow in the wild too
never seen them wild.






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vl100butch
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is anyone growing them commercially in Louisiana? seems like that would be a crop a small farmer could make some money with....

break, break.....

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La Place Mike
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is anyone growing them commercially in Louisiana? seems like that would be a crop a small farmer could make some money with....
Yes. Around Covington. They have several places where you can pick your own.






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NOLAbelle
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They have several places where you can pick your own.


cool! where? that sounds like something I'd wanna do






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Bullfrog
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I have 3 bb bushes. Last year, I ate 6 of the best blueberries I ever had. Damn birds.





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Pectus
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Nurseries sell good ones.

My best advice is plant them in the sunniest part of your yard. While you'll produce each year the best crops come after the most growth of the plant.

Magic number of bushes to plant at one time is 3.






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La Place Mike
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LINK
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NOLAbelle
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haha I'm def going.





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heygirl
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They have several places where you can pick your own.



i've seen them in covington and up in the clinton area



but our family has a shite ton of blueberry bushes, so we don't ever go to those farms






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Dorothy
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There's also a pick-your-own place on Greenwell Springs Rd. just outside of BR. I think you pay by the pound or something, but you can eat as many as you want before you check out.

We have some blueberry bushes at our camp in Tunica Hills, but the birds usually get to them before we do.






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LSUDad
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They grow well in La. I got a few trees up in Forest Hill a few years back.





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NOLAbelle
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You're right! I found this website that has them all listed. They even have a few places to pick strawberries, figs and other stuff. I never knew about all that.






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Mudminnow
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berry sweet Orchards in Ethel is pick your own. Then the shakers come in and the blueberries are sent to wineries. First certified organic farm in Lousiana.

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