I spent most of the day to replant my northern highbush blueberry bushes. Originally I thought deer would not bother them. So I planted them outside my fenced area. This has not worked out well. Deer did snapped some tender shoots. Also, that area is at the border of drip line of large trees like red oaks. They compete for water. So those bushes have not been producing. I also get 5 old bushes that planted too closely, 4’ apart. I need to replant them to 5’ spacing. Hope can get it done tomorrow. The open area will be open for fig bushes. Here is that I have:
O’Neal, BlueRay and BlueJay are early, large berries and good. Duke is early, but berries are smaller. So we tend to skip them. Elliott is late. When it ripens, we have early summer drought. So it is better to have early varieties in my climate. Both BlueRay and Northland are very vigorous and large bushes. In total I get 17 bushes. Need to get them productive.