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Blue Berries

I spent the afternoon looking to pick some blueberries but the berries are 95% green, must be the cooler weather. There were many bushes with no fruit on at all, the result of a mid-May freeze around here. One morning back in May it was 25 degrees right when bushes had flowers, so I think I might have to move to lower elevations. My area is around 1700-1800 ft above sea level. This is the Moscow area of Lackawanna Cnty.

How are the rest of you berry picker’s making out? FT
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-13-2009, 10:45 PM
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Re: Blue Berries

My bushes in my yard are slowly ripening but only a few at a time. Last year, they seemed to ripen all at once. I have only gotten a few this year because the birds are beating me too them. They will get nets next year.
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Re: Blue Berries

There are alot of berries on the bushes on the plateau, we usually don't start getting any until the end of July on. Our spots rotate year by year, we are in your area just check some new spots as there are plenty around, just not ripe yet.

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Re: Blue Berries

All the places I know of, my 1 buddy already picked them all and they are done till next year....he beat me to them this year
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Re: Blue Berries

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Our spots rotate year by year,
What do you mean by that?

I agree the end of July is usually prime time in the Pocono’s, this year things seem to be behind & I think it’s the cooler weather. Anyway what I observed yesterday was a lot of the bushes (high) had no berries at all…mid-May freeze zapped the flowers. I think if the pollination had taken place prior to that morning, then the fruit has developed. Last year was one of the best blueberry seasons I could remember & I still have a few quarts in the freezer. Happy picking! FT
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Re: Blue Berries

Frey, I'm in the same boat...My low BB bushes have fruit, but not ripe yet. (does not seem like last years crop quanity) Blackberries are producing though.

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Re: Blue Berries

I had a pretty decent crop this year. I'm at the point where I'm already sick of picking them. I've starting to freeze them for winter use because I'm getting tired of blueberry buckle, muffins, and pie.
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Blueberries bear the most fruit on the young growth branches, so our best spots change from year to year.

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Blueberries bear the most fruit on the young growth branches, so our best spots change from year to year.
I agree, just wasn't understanding what you meant by rotating. Hopefully we will get some warmer weather to help the riping process. Thxs FT
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Re: Blue Berries

Lots of green berries now, I am patiently waiting as well. Let me know how you make out, if you need some spots, shoot me a pm.

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