A Guide to Fertilizing Blueberries

After reading this paper you will have a more complete understanding of blueberry nutrition. This paper is a summary of several sources of university publications that will give the reader the necessary information on fertilization of blueberries. Blueberries are like any other living thing that requires different nutrients in different ratios depending on the soil type, native material, and other amendments that may be distributed around them. Blueberries are unique to the point that they are grown in acidic soils which changes the soil chemistry enough that they need special management practices.

The paper discusses the importance of soil pH, nitrogen requirements, as well as phosphorous and potassium fertility of blueberries. And it does not end here; the paper goes into the secondary nutrients of calcium, magnesium and sulfur and their usage as well as application recommendations. From here the grower can also fine tune their fertility program further by looking at boron, zinc, manganese, copper and iron requirements of blueberries.

Fertilizing Blueberries (1.74MB)