May 16, If possible, think ahead and add in some sawdust, composted pine bark, or peat moss to lower the soil pH in the fall before transplanting your blueberry bushes. Now it’s time to dig up the blueberry you wish to transplant.
May 16, When to Transplant Blueberry Bushes The best time of year to transplant blueberries is in the fall or spring when the plant is dormant. Do not try and replant when it is freezing or during the heat of summer or the plants may go into treelop.buzzted Reading Time: 4 mins. Sep 08, The best time to transplant blueberries is in late fall through early winter while the plants are in their dormancy period.
Sep 21, The best time to transplant a blueberry bush is in late winter to early spring. Dig carefully to avoid damaging a mature blueberry bush's established roots. Fruit production may decrease during the first growing season after transplant due to the stress put on the plant. On Nantucket, catbirds, robins, crows and red-winged black birds (to name a few) feast on the berries in the mid to late summer. Once the berries ripen, it’s a race against the clock to pick them to make pies and pancakes before the birds get them all!
Blueberry picking is one of my fondest childhood memories. There is a point of diminishing returns. I suspect that if a blueberry plant is over 20 or so it may not be worth transplanting.
Any fruit plant can runt out if it is not managed properly after transplanting. With blueberries as with many other fruits you should remove all flowers the first season after transplanting.