Any one with growing Blueberry from seeds experience?

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  1. liono

    liono Seedling

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    Hi,

    I have some blueberries that was sent to me from the UK. I wonder if any one can share her/his successful experience in sprouting blueberry seeds?

    Also, I live in a Zone 9/10, will blueberries grow here?

    Thanks Guys.
     
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  3. Odif

    Odif In Flower

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    Blueberries need cold to grow. The best thing for the seeds to grow is to freeze them for a couple of months. This way the seeds think that they have overwintered. I am not sure if you have enough cold over winter for blueberry production. Maybe you have to choose a suitable variety that is more adapted to warmer winters. Sometimes we get -15, sometimes we get little frost, and the blueberries still grow. I think blueberries will grow. Break the fruits open and try to paint the juice onto a kitchen towel. you should see the little seeds on the kitchen towel. Dry and then freeze them.
     
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    liono Seedling

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    Thank you very much Odif. Will try that and will keep all updated. Although I have small chance to grow him here (zone 9 - 10) where we almost never get to freezing point @ winter and heat can sour to 35C in summer. Nevertheless no harm to try.
     
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    I looked on the internet and the variety of blueberries that thrives in zone 7-10 is called "southern highbush" I think any blueberries will grow at yours, they may not all set fruit. Blueberries like acid soil so mulching with pine needles and pinebark is what I do to try and keep the ph of my blueberries low. They like water in spring and summer. maybe you could grow them in pots and put them in a cool place in winter. Blueberries are rustic and survive our summer heat. Typically 35 or more in summer.
     
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    Thank you Odif again for the useful info.
     
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    Great subject! I saw some blueberry seeds this summer on sale and wondered about growing them.
     
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    Hi Bunki. If you managed to get the seed sprout please let us know.
     

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