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  • From: C Waite MACLIN <>
  • To: mailing list at ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters <>
  • Subject: Re: [nafex] If you had one blueberry bush...
  • Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 08:47:28 -0400

Hi, Glenda. Two blueberry I have had great success with are Berkely and
Jersey. I am in Zone 6a, Pastor Chuck Orchards, Cushing, Maine. Good
fortune. Waite Maclin

Also, I have had luck with putting either garden netting or remay over my
bushes to protect from critters.

> On Apr 30, 2020, at 8:34 AM, Ginda Fisher <> wrote:
> I have a lot of blueberry bushes, but I don’t get any berries because the
> birds and chipmunks eat them all. I also have a large cage, about 3’x4’
> and about 8’ high, that I built to protect a “Carmine Jewel” cherry.
> The cherry is overgrowing the cage. More importantly, I don’t love it. It
> doesn’t have a lot of “zing”. So I’m thinking of taking it out, and
> wondered what i could grow in the cage.
> A large blueberry bush! That would fit nicely. And I adore blueberries.
> But I only have space to protect one. So I want the very best. That would
> mean:
> Lots of flavor (more small berries are almost certainly better than fewer
> large berries)
> Lots of total fruit
> I tend to prefer fruits on the sour side, and often find very sweet fruit
> bland
> Of course, it has to be hardy where I live, eastern MA, zone 6. The soil
> isn’t super-acidic, but all those other blueberry bushes seem to do okay,
> except for the fruit all going away before it’s ripe.
> I like a somewhat firm blueberry, but some of the firmest ones don’t feel
> life blueberries to me. I don’t want my blueberries t crunch.
> So, what blueberry would you recommend?
> Many thanks,
> Ginda Fisher
> eastern MA, zone 6
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C. Waite Maclin
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Maclin Consulting
P.O. Box 4096
Portland, Maine 04101

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