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Bluecrop pollination

Posted by blueberrytalk on September 5, 2008

The tiny unripe berries on the Bluecrop blueberry bush is a result of  poor pollination. It would be easy to blame the weather but the fact is bees prefer any other blossom to Bluecrop blossoms. This is a persistent problem for Bluecrop. What is the solution? Our plan is to saturate the area with Mason bees. Mason bees forage close to their nests so a lot of Mason bee nests close to the Bluecrop is our plan for next year. We will check back a year from now.

late Bluecrop

late Bluecrop

unripe Bluecrop

unripe Bluecrop

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