[NAFEX] blueberry layering

Lee Reich garden at leereich.com
Tue Jan 29 16:07:21 EST 2008


Blueberries surely can be rooted from cuttings. I once had to root  
1000 for research when I worked for the USDA. They do not root as  
easily as many other fruit bushes though. I took my cuttings in late  
winter, then had them under mist.

Lee Reich, PhD
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On Jan 29, 2008, at 2:55 PM, Michael Dossett wrote:

> Don't know about dormant cuttings, but cuttings taken in July  
> typically root very easily...
>
> Michael Dossett
> Corvallis, Oregon
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> Subject: [NAFEX] blueberry layering
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> Whenever I trim my blueberry bushes, I'm tempted to stick some of  
> the stronger twigs in the ground and see if they'll sprout.  I know  
> you can layer blueberries by burying a live branch underground and  
> it will slowly develop roots and can be cut off from the mother  
> plant.  I know it's a long shot, but has anybody ever had any luck  
> with rooting the cuttings from pruning a blueberry bush?  Jerry in  
> southern Indiana.
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