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Early Elliott bloom

Posted by blueberrytalk on May 19, 2017

Elliott, a late variety, is blooming alongside the early varieties. The early varieties are blooming almost a month later than usual.

 

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Pollination in Elliott blueberries

Posted by blueberrytalk on May 16, 2015

worker bumblebee

worker bumblebee

worker bumblebee

worker bumblebee

Mason bee

Mason bee

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Worker bumblebees outnumber honeybees in Elliott pollination

Posted by blueberrytalk on June 1, 2013

Bumblebee populations are growing rapidly. Late blueberries benefit as it is not uncommon to see two or more worker bumblebees on each plant.

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Worker bumblebees take over.

Posted by blueberrytalk on May 27, 2010

I walked down a row of Elliott blueberry bushes (over 100 plants). There was at least one worker bumblebee for every bush. Some blueberry plants had 2, 3 or more worker bumblebees at work. I encountered less than 5 honeybees.

worker bumblebee

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