Blueberry Pruning

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In preparation for blueberry season, blueberry shrubs should be pruned in the winter for best production in the summer!

Whether you’ve planted blueberries recently, have established blueberry shrubs, or are thinking about getting started with blueberries, come on down! Pruning can often be intimidating, but it is is a necessary maintenance step for a plant to produce big, juicy blueberries come summer.

Two people pruning a blueberry bush.

Join Cooperative Extension this winter to learn and put into practice the basics of pruning blueberry shrubs.

Where: Loop Rd. Clemmons, NC

When: POSTPONED TO Monday, March 4th, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Register on Eventbrite

A man showing a group of people how to prune a bush.Fresh blueberries in produce containers.

Learn more about Blueberry Pruning and Production

Blueberries are ready to harvest and will be available through mid-August. The nutritional benefits of eating blueberries are that it is a food that is low fat, saturated fat-free, sodium free, cholesterol free, good source of dietary fiber, and good source of vitamin C. The natural antioxidants in fruits will help keep your body working at its best. Besides those benefits, your taste buds will celebrate!

Check out Pick-Your-Own Blueberry Farms on the Visit NC Farms App

For more information or questions contact Extension Agent, Celine Richard (, 336-703-2869).

North Carolina Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity provider. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made to County Extension Director, Kim Gressley (,336-703-2850)

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Celine Richard, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCeline RichardExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Celine Email Celine N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center
Updated on Feb 28, 2024
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