BLUEBERRY bushes for SALE farmer-direct

DiMeo Farms fourth generation now carries forward Great-Grandpop DiMeo's 105 year-old family blueberry farming legacy with our blueberry plants garden center in New Jersey. We naturally grow the BEST Pesticide-FREE, Bearing-Size 3 Year-Old Blueberry Bushes (only $10 each). We ship BIG Blueberry Bushes all across America. ORDER NOW to enjoy fresh blueberries and secure limited SALE pricing or guarantee inventory availability. CALL NOW: (609) 561-5905 just like happy customers on our Facebook with over 50,500 LIKES. Grow your own natural, healthy blueberries for pennies instead of paying high supermarket prices for berries. Start saving money like these DiMeo customers on our Twitter. Scroll down below for photos and details on our gorgeous family-owned operation that specializes in certified virus & disease-free blueberry bushes. Kids picked out Heirloom blueberry bushes to give to their mom for Mother's Day. Bushes are loaded with beautiful white wedding-bell blueberry flowers. Planting blueberries adds value to any property!

We offer TWO different SIZES of blueberry plants that have the best transplant success and survivability rates

2 Year Old Blueberry Plants (only $4.95 each)(minimum order 50) for those who want to start a little blueberry patch or pick your own blueberry farm market, which can be very profitable in this high demand blueberry market. We can send you a nice mix of blueberry plant varieties for an extended blueberry season, good cross-pollination, large, sweet, flavorful berries that are most popular and productive in your growing zone. Most customers start off with 600 plants (1/2 acre) or 1,200 plants (1 acre) of blueberry plants. Pick-up or MAIL ORDER BLUEBERRY PLANTS ALL ACROSS AMERICA direct from our fourth generation's blueberry farm.

3 Year Old BIG Bearing-Size Blueberry Bushes on SALE (only $10.00)(minimum order 5) these are the blueberry bushes that most home berry gardeners buy. Perfect for growing blueberries at home in your own little blueberry garden. Average homeowner gardener buys TEN (10) blueberry bushes so you have enough blueberries for fresh berry eating and freezing berries all year long. READY TO FRUIT SUMMER 2015We sometimes can have up to 32 blueberry varieties available. We can automatically send an all-season blueberry variety pack for an extended blueberry picking all summer long. Or, pick-up or MAIL ORDER our MATURE BUSHES ALL ACROSS AMERICA.

All Summer Long Blueberry Variety Pack for Blueberry Gardeners Who Love Blueberries

Ask about "DiMeo's All Summer Long Variety Pack" to harvest fresh blueberries all summer long. Our family blueberry farm and expert blueberry farmers will sell you TEN (10) blueberry bushes that can fruit early, mid and late blueberry growing seasons. Giving you fresh, large, sweet blueberries ALL SUMMER LONG. Saving you lots of money. Remember, 10 bushes is typically the average order per household, since we recommend at least 2 berry bushes per person, per household. This way you will have enough blueberries to enjoy throughout the year. Below is a video example of what DiMeo blueberry bushes can look like AFTER BEING HAND-PICKED 4 times. To get a fifth picking like this, certainly speaks to the ultra-heavy bearing nature of our DiMeo blueberry plants now on sale by our DiMeo family blueberry farms and blueberry bushes garden center in New Jersey. Call us now: (609) 561-5905 now for a quick quote or to ask any questions.

DiMeo's ALL SUMMER-LONG BLUEBERRY VARIETY PACK offers the six (6) things that some home blueberry growers and master blueberry gardeners look for: #1) a nice extended blueberry growing and picking season all summer long #2) good cross-pollination #3) big blueberries, not small #4) sweet blueberries, not sour #5) flavorful, better tasting blueberries #6) blueberries for your blueberry growing zone. CALL DIMEO FARMS NOW: (609) 561-5905 to get a quick quote. We supply countless home blueberry gardeners, commercial blueberry growers, edible landscaping with berries, berry wineries and pick your own blueberry farms all across America. You are in good hands with DiMeo Farms. Not only THE BEST blueberry bushes but, expert blueberry growing advice, like we gave to these happy DiMeo customers who drove out to visit our DiMeo family blueberry farms. And also this young couple who drove hours just to order rare Heirloom blueberry bushes and other available varieties from DiMeo's Blueberry Farms & Berry Plants Garden Center in New Jersey.

Depend on REAL old-fashioned blueberry farmers for the BEST blueberry plant value, gardening advice and generous $10 SALE PRICE for ultra-premium 3 Year-Old SUPER-HARDY, BIG bearing-size Blueberry Bushes. Below we feature Heirloom blueberry plant varieties as well as many others that our family-owned blueberry farm and blueberry plants garden center sells many blueberry varieties. Of course, our inventory can change, so please call us first to check availability. Buy certified virus-disease free, BIG bearing-size blueberry plants from a hard working farmer carrying forward a 105 year-old family legacy of growing the best tasting blueberries in America. Below video will illustrate why so many happy home blueberry gardeners and all types and sizes of blueberry growers or pick your own blueberry farms CHOOSE TO BUY DIMEO BLUEBERRY BUSHES. Look how loaded our family's blueberry fields were during blueberry season. This is what we mean when we say "ultra-heavy bearing" DiMeo blueberry bushes for sale at a higher-quality, size and lower price than others. Discover the DiMeo Farms difference.

 

3 Year Old BIG Bearing-Size Blueberry Bushes for Sale

Blueberries can be one of the easiest super fruits berries to grow. You can enjoy fresh blueberry picking for up to 30 years or more with giant blueberry plants from DiMeo Blueberry Farms. Our 3 year old ultra-premium SUPER HARDY BIG Bearing-Size blueberry plants can be easy to grow. Our family blueberry farms will provide you with free blueberry planting or growing instructions and free REAL EXPERT blueberry farmer tips when you purchase our mature blueberry bushes. When you buy berry bushes from DiMeo Fruit Farms, we hand-dig CERTIFIED virus & disease FREE blueberry plant from our blueberry plant farm. Watch below and see that DiMeo blueberry bushes are by far the best choice that any backyard blueberry gardener or commercial blueberry grower can buy. No others have LOW PRICES like DiMeo Farms does. We invite you to take a ride (or flight) out to visit our DiMeo family farm, just like these HAPPY DIMEO BLUEBERRY PLANT CUSTOMERS DID. But for now, SEE the DiMeo Difference in this video with our higher plant quality.
 

Popular & Productive Blueberry Varieties

Our New Jersey blueberry farm sells the best certified virus & disease-free blueberry plants and blueberry bushes direct to the public. Our BIG Bearing-Size 3 Year-Old Blueberry Bushes can grow GIANT quarter-size, SWEET blueberries in Summer 2015. We provide FREE detailed blueberry planting and growing instructions along with FREE blueberry farmer tips and advice. They can help you with blueberry farm site selection, blueberry soil preparation, watering blueberries, mulching blueberries, fertilizing blueberries bushes, harvesting blueberries as well as proper blueberry handling. DiMeo blueberry bushes can be easy to grow as we are known by many as America's #1 source for blueberry bushes. If you are looking for a specific blueberry variety, just CALL US NOW: (609) 561-5905. We do not list every single blueberry variety on our website as our inventory can change frequently and thus we would have to almost constantly update our website.



Our DiMeo blueberry farms in Hammonton, New Jersey features America's #1 planted Highbush blueberry varieties to simplify your blueberry variety selection. Our intent is that you receive the highest quality blueberry plants. We dig your berry plants order sometimes only hours before we ship. DiMeo Fruit Farms offers many blueberry varieties but we feature the most popular blueberry varieties as well as others. With an over 105 year DiMeo blueberry farming legacy and four generations of growing fresh blueberries the old-fashioned way, our goal is to sell you certified virus-disease free, ultra-heavy bearing blueberry plants. Below we recommend the three (3) most POPULAR & PRODUCTIVE blueberry varieties in our all-season variety pack that not only commercial blueberry growers love, but also our happy DiMeo Farms blueberry gardening customers. Just like this young couple below who visited with their three daughters.

BLUEBERRY PLANT VARIETY REMINDER: Our DiMeo Blueberry Farms & Blueberry Plants Garden Center does not list every single one of many available blueberry plant varieties that we may currently have in stock or have access to, because our inventory and access can frequently change. CALL NOW: (609) 561-5905 if you are looking for a specific blueberry variety. Chances are, we may have it in stock or have access to it. We have better tasting Heirloom blueberry varieties as well as many others to offer. Many say the best tasting blueberry varieties to choose from at our New Jersey blueberry farms. The word is out about DiMeo's Bearing-Size Heirloom Blueberry Bushes and people absolutely LOVE them. They often refer their friends to DiMeo Farms in Hammonton, New Jersey.

Our recommended blueberries varieties are known for high blueberry yields per acre and quality BIG giant blueberries. They are quite hardy blueberry as well. Duke blueberries are known to grow the size of a nickel and up to quarter size blueberries! Dukes are self-pollinating. They have good berry flavor and produce a nice firm berry. During the fall season, you will enjoy beautiful red wine blueberry bush foliage and red canes through the entire winter. Duke blueberries grow upright to a height of about 4-6' feet tall. (but, of course you can easily trim to your desired height) Great for eating fresh blueberries, baking blueberries, blueberry preserves and freezing blueberries. Suggested number #number of blueberry plants for a family of four is 8 to 12 three-year old blueberry bushes. Only 2.5' feet spacing between each berry plant. Duke variety blueberry plants NOW ON SALE for only $10. This is what Duke blueberries look like in the blueberry field. Simply gorgeous berries on this DiMeo blueberry bush.

DiMeo Blueberry Farmer Tip for New Pick Your Own Blueberry Farms Start-Ups: In our experience, up to 85% of the pick your own blueberry farm business happens from early to mid blueberry season because as you get into late Summer, the public interest level typically drops as most Americans go on their final Summer vacations and parents start getting their kids ready to go back to school. Unless of course you have a special relationship with a restaurant or CSA farmers market that wants blueberries all the way through the end of summer, we recommend you put the majority of your blueberry investment dollars on early and mid season blueberries varieties. In our opinion, that strategy can give you the best return on your investment.

Red Fall Foliage Color of Blueberry Bushes

Below is an example of what mature blueberry bushes can look like in the FALL SEASON if used as an edible blueberry hedge row on your property. Of course, you can let them grow bigger or higher if you want, but the key is to just keep them trimmed to your desired height or size. When planting blueberry bushes for an edible blueberry bushes hedge row, plant each blueberry bush 2.5' feet apart. The blueberry bush leaves will turn a beautiful vibrant red wine color in the fall. Just like this these did for Grandma Millie DiMeo's brother, Angelo. This blueberry fall foliage is perfect if you want to enjoy blueberry plants fall colors at your home with blueberry bush fall foliage that can last through the entire winter with solid red color blueberry cane branches that will look simply beautiful in your winter landscape design.

Old Wooden Farm Crates for Sale

At DiMeo's Blueberry Farms, we love to recycle the past. It just feels good. We have a very limited number of hand-nailed old wooden blueberry crates for sale that were used on our family's New Jersey blueberry farm. For these VERY RARE 75+ year-old farm treasures we are asking only $10 each. You can pick up these old wooden fruit farm boxes at the farm or we will ship anywhere in America. Just ask us for a quote on our antique wooden blueberry crates. Look at this blueberry crate shelf design you can make. These below were featured in Country Living Magazine. Super cool shelf design ideas with lots of DiMeo blueberry farm history behind them. CALL NOW: (609) 561-5905 because once they are gone, they are gone forever. We are just keeping some for ourselves.

Each of these old wooden fruit boxes are $10 each if you pick them up at our farm. If we ship them to you, they will be much more, with all shipping and handing included since they are quite large and we have to pay substantial "balloon" shipping rates. Minimum of SIX (6) old blueberry fruit crates per mail order. If you pick-up, the minimum is five (5) per order. Sorry, but we cannot sell less than five at a time. Perhaps you can find a family member, friend or co-worker who would appreciate some of these rare antique treasures. You can also use these crates for table centerpieces at farm weddings or even serving trays of some type. Below is a photo of a New York City restaurant who's creative interior designer removed a single board from each and every one of our old wooden blueberry farm crates and then made cool crate shelving or original book shelving for small old books. 

PLEASE WATCH & LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE CRATE VIDEO BELOW as we give you an up-close look at our old wooden blueberry crates for sale. These are not only used in the backyard home garden as berry crates by our customers, but also used by interior designers, crate artists and even high-end clothing stores such as FREE PEOPLE, all 44 stores across America have at least 2 DiMeo blueberry crates for t-shirts. Bet Grandpop DiMeo never would have thought that his hand-nailed blueberry crates would one day display women's undergarments at FREE PEOPLE. (Haha.. it's true!) But seriously, there are lots of possibilities with these rare old wooden farm crates. Approximate CRATE MEASUREMENTS: 19" long x 14" wide x 5" deepWe don't have too many old crates left, so call now to reserve your old cedar blueberry crates so that you can let history live on and recycle the past. We highly encourage you pick them up or have someone pick them up for you to save money instead of having the crates shipped. CALL NOW: (609) 561-5905 to ask questions.

START A SUCCESSFUL PICK YOUR OWN BLUEBERRY FARM and ROADSIDE FARM STAND. Pick your own blueberry farms combined with farmers markets or roadside fruit stand businesses can be very profitable. Our happy DiMeo blueberry plant nursery customers report selling locally fresh blueberries (and other super berries) from $2.95 lb up to $6.79 lb and getting it easily for locally grown organic blueberries. Turn your property into a PROFIT MAKING blueberry farm investment. We can coach our customers on how to make their own roadside blueberry fruit stands, like this one that we take to the Hammonton blueberry festival. You can do the same. Watch the DiMeo's in action at the Hammonton Red, White & Blueberry Festival where our repeat berry plant nursery customers came out to support DiMeo Farms. The blueberry festival one of the many ways we like to do some marketing and give back at the same time.

Locally Grown Blueberries Starts at Home with Edible Landscaping with Blueberry Bushes in Your Backyard
 
Plant healthy berry plants for sale, to enjoy eating fresh berries at home without having to pay big bucks for berries at the supermarket. DiMeo Fruit Farms & Fruit Plants Garden Center are edible landscaping specialists. We work with edible landscapers across America, but we can sell direct to you for lessGrowing fresh healthy berries is not just a way of cost saving or assuring an abundance of fresh fruit, but it's an easy way to add beauty and value to your landscape. Cane planting such as blackberries and raspberries can climb fences and trellises and become a lovely ornamental fruiting hedge row. They also burst with bright colors in the Spring just before bearing fresh healthy fruits for you to enjoy. Below are some other super berry bushes we may possibly have in our inventory. Below happy customers understand that growing your own fresh berries, you will not only SAVE MONEY but can MAKE MONEY by investing in blueberry and other berry plants, which can be one of the best investments you can make.
 

 
Raspberry Plants for Sale
 
DiMeo's Raspberry Plants Garden Center grows the best BIG Bearing-Size raspberry plants that can grow loads of plump, sweet raspberries. Buy 3 year-old raspberry bushes on sale for only $10. Our SUPER HARDY raspberry plants are READY TO FRUIT Summer 2015 and can give you a nice extended raspberry season of raspberries all summer long. All of our Heirloom raspberry plants are freshly dug from our raspberry farm only hours before they are shipped or picked up at our raspberry plants garden center. Minimum order 5 raspberry bushes. The average homeowner orders TEN (10) raspberry bushes for a family of 4 people. Remember that raspberry planting spacing is only 18" inches between each berry plant. We also offer some of the sweetest varieties of black raspberry plants as well. Our most popular black raspberry plants can produce big yields of tasty black raspberries. The black raspberry fruit is glossy black in color, a large size and has a rich raspberry flavor. Here's an order of black raspberry plants we prepared for an edible landscaper customer of ours, who once again, drove hours just to buy from our family berry farms in New Jersey.
 
  
Thornless Blackberry Plants
 
We now have thornless raspberry plants and thornless blackberry plants for sale at our berry plants farm and garden center. For those of you that have children, then this is a great option for you, so you don't have to worry about your kids getting hurt with blackberry thorns. We have lots of other thornless berry plants for sale now. READYD TO FRUIT Summer 2015. You can pick up Heirloom blackberry bushes on sale at our family berry farm or we can ship blackberries plants direct to your door. We have BIG Bearing-Size thornless raspberry bushes for sale as well as our 3 year-old BIG Bearing-Size thornless blackberry bushes on sale for only $10 each. Grow blackberries bushes with the best blackberry varieties selected by a experienced berry farmer who's great-grandfather started off growing blackberries over 105 years ago. Even before the DiMeo family started growing and planting blueberries, they started off with growing raspberries and blackberries. Mr. DiMeo, Sr. eventually converted over all his farm land to all blueberries when Anthony DiMeo, Sr. realized the health benefits of blueberries were so powerful and life changing.
 
 Aronia Berry Plants for Sale
 
Most of you have likely never even heard of Aronia berries before. Let us educate you with a berry that can truly change your life. Aronia berries are THE healthiest berries on the planet. It's a scientific fact. The aronia berry is actually a close cousin of the blueberry. Aronia berries are now known for the fact that they have the highest ORAC value. Higher than any other berry and 3 TIMES the antioxidants of blueberries. But here's the catch, the Aronia berry is not a sweet, fresh eating berry, it needs to be juiced, or baked with. Although many people do enjoy eating it fresh of the aronia bush, it's not really a fresh eating berry. Of course people selling aronia might tell you otherwise, but trust us, you won't probably won't like eating them fresh off the bush. But, a gorgeous bush for edible landscaping with aronia berries and powerful health berry. DiMeo Farms has BIG Bearing-Size 3 Year-Old Aronia Black Chokeberry Bushes on Sale Now. Only $10 each.
 
 
You should learn about the amazing health benefits of Aronia berries. The aronia berry is dark pigmented berries that are extremely high in antioxidants. Aronia black chokeberries have TWO times the cancer fighting power of Acai berries. The below happy DiMeo Farms customer heard about our aronia berry plants nursery at our family farm in Hammonton, New Jersey, so she took her three adorable little daughters to buy aronia plants from us. She wanted to save money and make her own aronia juice, aronia power or even frozen aronia berries so that she can put a handful of super healthy aronia berries in with her Nutribullet every morning. You should start juicing with aronia black chokeberries or at least dry the aronia berry and put a teaspoon full in your a glass of water each day.
 
 
Aronia berry juice has been known to help people with heart conditions. Our BIG Bearing-Size Aronia Berry Bushes are cold hardy up to growing zone 3. Aronia berries have high levels of proanthocyanins and quinic acid, actually they have TEN times more than cranberries. Quinic acid prevents urinary tract infections. Aronia is a nice dark berry with rich flavor, perfect for juicing berries. Aronia plants are valued for both their powerful super fruit and as ornamental berry bushes with powerful health benefits. REMINDER: DiMeo's Aronia Berry Plants Garden Center plans on selling the best Aronia varieties that may be in stock. Volume discounts are available for wholesale aronia plants for sale just like we did for these happy aronia customers who love our healthy Aronia berry bushes on sale now. They took a ride down to visit our DiMeo family berry farms and they were quite impressed with our healthy berry bushes for sale now.
 
 
In Spring, Aronia berry bushes are covered with clusters of white, sweet scented flowers followed by shiny green aronia berries that turn a dark bluish black in summer into early Fall and then you can enjoy fire-red fall foliage. It's blueberry-size healthy super fruit that can be eaten fresh and is known for making delicious healthy aronia juice that also blends nicely with other fruit juices or fruit wines. Once established, Aronia berry bushes can be drought tolerant. Buy Aronia Berry Bushes for sale by DiMeo's Aronia Berry Farms & Aronia Plants Garden Center. 3 Year-Old Aronia Berry Bushes, ready to fruit. Only $10. We can ship aronia plants direct to your door. Below is a photo of one of our actual customers who planted and immediately picked her Aronia berry plants. She got an instant return on her aronia berries investment and that's what we love to see. CALL US NOW: (609) 561-5905 to discuss planting aronia for edible landscaping let us help you grow aronia.
 
   
 Cranberry Plants for Sale
 
With DiMeo's ultra-heavy bearing cranberry plants you will save money instead of paying high prices for cranberries at the grocery store. You don't need a bog to grow cranberry bushes. Imagine a beautiful, solid carpet of green-leaved plants in your cranberry garden, each spreading up to 2' feet wide, and about 6" inches high. Each Spring, reddish-pink flowers are the cranberry foliage. These mature into big, bright red, juicy cranberries that you can pick by the handful with up to 2 pounds of cranberries per bush. Our cranberry bushes are vigorous growers and almost care-free. They thrive in blueberry-type soils which you can easily create. Cranberries also grow well in hanging baskets on your porch or patio. Our cranberry plants are self-pollinating. Plant 2' feet apart. Cranberry bushes make perfect ground cover for edible landscaping with cranberries. Only $10. Minimum order of 5 cranberry bushes. If you are looking for wholesale cranberry plants just ask. Call DiMeo's Cranberry Plants Garden Center now: (609) 561-5905 for a quick quote. Cranberry gardeners love to buy cranberry vines from our family berry farm. This video below shows the "DiMeo Farms difference" in the "ultra-heavy Bearing-Size cranberry plants for sale by cranberry growers that can teach you how to grow cranberries that look like DiMeo's cranberry garden center bushes.
 
 
Pink Lemonade Blueberry Plants for Sale
 
We have added pink blueberry plants to our blueberry plants garden center inventory. Pink lemonade blueberries are a result of a cross-breeding of blueberries and contrary to some information, they are actually Non-GMO berry bushes. Trust us, we know, because the blueberry plant doctor who originally created pink lemonade variety actually stopped by our farm, and explained it all to us and asked us to correct the information on our website, cause we originally had it listed as a GMO, but it's not a GMO berry plant. A delicious pink blueberry and beautiful ornamental pink blueberry bush for your garden. Ripening to a bright pink blueberry, these ultra-sweet pink blueberries will impress you with their flavor. Enjoy their pinkish-white blueberry flowers in spring and gold and orange blueberry foliage in fall. DiMeo Farms has the largest 3 Year-Old pink blueberry bushes for sale now. Only $10 each. Very limited number of these pink lemonade plants available.
 
 
Buy BIG Bearing-Size 3 Year-Old Pink Lemonade blueberry plants for sale at only $10. Below happy DiMeo Berry Farms & Berry Plants Garden Center customer brought her two adorable daughters who heard about our pink blueberries from one of her friends parents who also bought them from our family farm. She drove hours with her kids just to buy pink lemonade blueberry bushes direct from DiMeo Farms in New Jersey. CALL NOW: (609) 561-5905 to get a quick mail order or pick-up quote. We appreciate your berry plants business. As you can see, all of our plants, even in the background of this photo, are all vibrant, vigorous and healthy.
 
 
 Blueberry Planting Instructions
Blueberry Farmer Tips & Advice on 
How to Grow Blueberries in Your Berry Garden
 

How to Plant Blueberry Bushes

Blueberries are a tasty and healthy berry, borne on a plant beautiful enough to be an ornamental in your backyard or backyard berry garden. Blueberries can be easy to grow, require little space to grow (only 2.5' feet between each blueberry plant) and are seldom bothered by pests. They should certainly increase the value of your property, as home builders and realtors come to DiMeo Berry Farms & Blueberries Plants Garden Center to buy blueberry bushes because a "little blueberry patch" can actually become a big selling point for a home. People love the idea of having a blueberry patch right in their own back yard.

How to Grow Blueberries at Home

With a few basic steps, planted right, your blueberry plants should pay dividends of a lifetime of fresh blueberries. Let DiMeo Berry Farms & Berry Bushes Garden Center teach you how to plant blueberry bushes the right way. Follow our farmer's blueberry planting tips and blueberry planting instructions for success.

Best Tasting Blueberry Varieties

We can have access to many blueberry plant varieties, but DiMeo Farms features the most popular and productive blueberry varieties to grow. Of course, our inventory can change frequently. We recommend AT LEAST TWO (2) blueberry bushes per person, per household. For example, if you are a family of four, we recommend at least 10 blueberry plants for a household that size.

Blueberry Site Selection & Planting Preparation

Select a sunny location. As sunny as possible. Blueberry plants prefer direct sunlight, but many of our customers have been successful with only 4 to 6 hours of sunlight per day. If you have almost total shade, then consider buying Aronia Black Chokeberry instead, as they can thrive in shade quite well. 
Blueberry planting soil should be well drained, free of weeds and well worked. Locate your blueberries bushes where water is available, as blueberry roots should be kept moist (not soaked) throughout the blueberry growing season. If the blueberry soil is poor or marginally drained, raised beds up to 3' feet wide and 16" inches high works well. But you should only "ridge your rows up" if you have a drainage problem. If you don't have a drainage problem, then there is no reason to raise your blueberry rows.

Incorporate 50% peat moss into your existing soil only if it's a sandy or sandy-type soil. Dig a hole THREE TIMES the size of a bowling ball. If your soil is not sandy, just completely discard it, throw it away and replace it with a mix of 50% course grade concrete sand and 50% peat moss. PEAT MOSS IS CRITICAL FOR LONG-TERM SUCCESSFUL BLUEBERRY PLANT GROWTH. If you don't have peat moss, DiMeo can sell you the best peat moss for PICK-UP ORDERS ONLY. We DO NOT ship peat moss. The DiMeo Farms recommended proper blueberry soil mix is a mixture of 50% "course grade" concrete sand mixed equally with 50% peat moss. Remember, blueberry plants thrive in acidic organic soils which you can create easily with a mixture of course grade concrete sand, peat moss and "Holly Tone" which you can buy online or at stores like Home Depot. The same goes for the course grade concrete sand, Home Depot, Lowes and other type stores sell it in 50lb bags in the masonry section of the store. It's easy to find.

Once you become a DiMeo Farms customer, if you are planting high-volume, we can connect you with our peat moss supplier who can sell you peat moss by the tractor trailer load. We will get you our low peat moss prices. Our DiMeo family has been dealing with the same privately owned peat moss bog for decades. FYI. His minimum order is 26 pallets of peat moss, 30 bails on one pallet, so that's 780 bails of peat moss. So this offer only applies to those of you who are actually planting measurable blueberry acreage of 1 acre or more.

Blueberry Field & Blueberries Plants Spacing

Plant blueberry bushes only 2.5' feet apart between the actual berry plants in the row. If you are planting an edible blueberry hedge row then space 2' feet apart. The spacing of your rows will depend on what kind of implements you are using. For example, if you are home gardener you might want to just plant grass and mow between the blueberry rows with a lawn mower. If you are a small farmer or have a small PYO berry farm, you might want to cultivate between the rows with a 6' wide disc, cultivator or mower brush cutter which means that you will need 9' between rows. Just because you space blueberry bushes farther apart does not necessarily mean that you will see an increase of blueberry production or productivity. It's mostly a cosmetic thing depending on your individual design and intent with your blueberry plantation.

Planting Blueberry Bushes Properly

Dig a hole about THREE TIMES the size of a bowling ball, then mix 50% course grade concrete sand with 50% peat moss. Place this mixture in the hole you dug to plant the blueberries plants. Then take the "Holly Tone" for acid loving plants, and put a few table spoons of Holly Tone in a circular band around the base of the newly planted blueberry bush.  Manure has too much nitrogen for newly planted blueberries. Stay away from any type of manure. Remember, that if you use any type of wood chips around your blueberry bushes that the wood chips must sit for at least two years before you put them around the blueberry plants. Otherwise, they will seal the nitrogen from the blueberry plant and do more harm than good. Let the wood chips sit in a pile  for at least 2 years before you use them at "top dressing" for blueberries plants.

Mulching Blueberry Plants with Pine Bark Mulch

Pine bark mulch is good for water retention and improves berry plant health. We recommend up to 4" of untreated, older pine wood chips composted for at least 2 years before you use them. Avoid using leaves, grass clippings or sawdust as mulch as they inhibit hydration. If using these mulches you may want to use a little extra nitrogen to maintain berry plant growth. Blueberry bushes do best with up to 4" inches of composted cedar or pine wood chips over the roots to conserve moisture, prevent weeds and add fully composted organic matter. If you use peat moss then you are giving your blueberry plant the long-term organic matter it needs. Once again, the one thing that you must avoid us using freshly cut wood chips to mulch with, if you do that, the freshly cut wood chips will steal the nitrogen away from your blueberries bushes. Make sure you let your wood chips sit in a big pile at least 2 years before you even try to use them as mulch for blueberries.

How to Plant Raspberry or Blackberry Bushes

Keep raspberry plants well watered to maintain moisture and establish raspberry bushes with little stress. For raspberries planting is 18" inches between each raspberry or thornless blackberry plant for spacing. Spacing between your raspberry rows will depend on what type of machinery you are using to cultivate or mow between your raspberry field rows. We recommend fall raspberry pruning for increased raspberry bush health. Fall pruning raspberries to prevent winter damage. We have reduced winter damage by pruning our raspberry plants in late fall and cutting them down to around no taller than 21" inches. Pruning raspberry bushes reduces the surface area of the plantings, decreasing winter damage due to raspberry plant desiccation. We have seen virtually no winter damage in our summer red raspberries or thornless blackberry bushes. This is due to the fact, that we try to prune them every late-fall before winter. Most recommendations suggest it is better to wait until spring to prune off the winter damage on summer bearing brambles. However, we believe that decreasing the amount of raspberry cane on the raspberry bushes has to support all winter long, increases the chances it has to survive through winter.

At DiMeo Berry Farms & Berry Bushes Garden Center we try to be aggressive with our blueberry pruning and other raspberry pruning strategies. As soon as the summer blueberry harvest ends, we usually begin pruning blueberries as soon as the leaves fall off in early fall. It's important to wall till the leaves all fall off in early fall so you can see what you are pruning off the bushes. Otherwise, it can be hard to see. We know many of you would like to know exactly how to properly prune blueberry bushes and we are still working to put together a new YouTube video to show our blueberry plant customers exactly how to prune blueberry plants the right way.

Drip Irrigation for Blueberries & How to Prune Blueberries

We recommend using drip irrigation placed at the base of the blueberry plants. Then you may apply water at your convenience and know the water is getting to the blueberry root zone where it is needed most. Because of blueberries shallow root system, they may require frequent watering. Maintain moisture, and do not allow roots to dry out, but do not saturate or soak them. Water as needed, depending on warm temperatures and any lack of normal rainfall.

Every year, older more mature blueberry bushes should be heavily pruned to avoid over-fruiting, which results in small fruit or overall lack of plant vigor and growth. Remember to always keep the soil moist throughout the establishment period of blueberry plants. Especially during the first 6-8 weeks after planting. Invest in a small automatic timer that you can attach to your drip irrigation hose so you don't forget to water. It's easy. Drip irrigation hose is cheap. If you buy drip irrigation hose commercially, it comes in 1000' foot rolls and 1000' foot roll of drip hose should only cost you around $150. You can order it online and have it shipped direct to your location. Remember that drip irrigation hose is all "low pressure" so that means it doesn't take a big irrigation pump or a big irrigation well to water a small patch of blueberries.

For example, if you only have 1/2 acre of blueberries to water. That's only 600 blueberry bushes to that half acre. You can literally break that area up into two different watering zones and then water it with a garden hose spigot off your house. Once again, it's all low pressure irrigation so it does not take a complicated or costly system to power your blueberry irrigation. To water an entire acre of blueberries bushes (1,200 blueberry plants) spaced 2.5' feet apart, so a total of 3,000 feet of field rows needed to be irrigated, divided by 1,000, because drip irrigation comes in 1,000' foot rolls, so that means, you only need 3 rolls of drip irrigation to water your acre of blueberries plants. Each roll of drip $150 per roll, so that only $450, which is cheap. Of course you will need some fittings and some extra stuff like that, but overall its not expensive at all.

Remove any dead blueberry wood that might develop over time as the blueberry bushes age. Also take off any non-vigorous or twiggy wood. Remember that the biggest and most blueberries will come off the young blueberry cane. First year and second year new growth. Keep the bright colored healthy, young blueberry wood. Remove blotchy-colored or short growth. If 1/3 to 1/2 of the wood has not been removed by the above steps, thin out the fruiting laterals and small branches until this balance has been obtained on the entire blueberry bush. Many people don't understand how to properly plant a blueberry bush, so we make a blueberry pruning video below for you to watch. Keep in mind that the berry bushes shown in the video are older mature blueberry bushes.  

Fertilizing Blueberry Plants & Bushes 

Never fertilize blueberries plants at the time of planting. We recommend using organic, slow release fertilizers. A mixture of 1 part kelp, 3 parts fish meal and 3 parts bone meal works well if you want organically grown blueberries. Apply in early Spring. Or use an acidic additive such as Rhododendron food (5-5-3) a.k.a "Holly Tone" for acid-loving plants like blueberry bushes.
Avoid using fresh manures on any of these berry plants and always water well after fertilizing in early Spring.

If using a non-organic fertilizer, on newly planted berry stock, use two tablespoons of 10-20-10 (or similar slow-release fertilizer) in late spring or once plants are established. Be careful. Blueberry bushes are very sensitive to over fertilization. For subsequent years, use one ounce of fertilizer for each year of blueberry bush age, to a total of eight ounces per blueberry plant. Apply in early Spring for best results. However, our farm practices and encourages organic blueberry plants growing and strongly encourages you to stay organic. We are in the process right now of obtaining our organic certification for a small portion of our blueberry growing operation so we can bring you organic blueberries once again. An organic source of nitrogen is Blood Meal 12-00 instead of using ammonium sulfate. Just another option for you to consider.

Soil pH for Blueberries Bushes

For best success with your blueberry plants, we recommend that you measure and maintain your soil pH levels regularly. Keeping your soil pH levels between 4.5 to 4.8 is very important for your blueberry bushes. Adding some slow-release garden sulfur is the best material to use to reduce soil pH levels. Just dont put it down too heavy. Start light and then take another soil sample about 6 months later.
 We will sell you certified organic sulfur if you need sulfur just ask our DiMeo farmers. We sell garden sulfur in large 50lb bags or in smaller amounts for home growers that need to buy garden sulfur for blueberries. Just please be sure to let us know ahead of time that you intend to buy sulphur, so we can make sure we have it in stock.

Birds or Deer and Blueberries Bushes


Not many of our customers have issues with birds and berries, but some do. Here are some helpful tips from DiMeo Blueberry Farms on dealing with birds and blueberries. 
Buy 3/4" mesh bird netting with UV protection. The bird netting can be draped over the blueberry plants, but we recommend installing a light, yet simple support structure. This will avoid entanglement of the net in the blueberry branch tips. Always remove the bird netting at the end of your berry harvest to extend the life of netting. Some of our customers even paint the corner post poles and decorate them as to become more decorative in the berry garden. Here's an example of what you will need, for 12 bushes, 17' ft x 100' ft of bird netting. For 6 bushes you will need 17' x 50' of netting. Sorry, we do not sell bird netting. For deer, just use small soap bars hung next to young plants which should deter deer until the berry plants get bigger. Remember that our DiMeo blueberry bushes are more established "hard wood" plants and not the "soft wood or tissue culture plants" that deer often eat. Which is another reason why most "box store bought plants" often never survive a year after you buy them, because #1 they often lack "hardiness" and #2 they are soft tissue culture which are not as established as our berry bushes and thus the animals go for the store bought plants even more.

Diagnose Blueberry Bushes Problems

Yellow leaves on blueberries can be quickly corrected with a foliar application of 1-table-spoon iron chelate in a gallon of water sprayed over the blueberry bush leaves. You should see greener blueberry leaves in a few days. However, the real culprit may be that the blueberry bush soil pH is likely too high. 
You should be seeing up to 12-18" inches of new blueberry bush growth every year. If not, re-check your soil pH and/or use slow-release garden sulphur to lower the pH. Of course, we recommend using organic fertilizers with your blueberry bushes. A slow-release blueberry bush fertilizer is best, this way you won't burn the berry plants.

Common Blueberry Planting Mistakes

Pack soil firmly around the blueberry plant roots when planting. Water your berry plants well. Especially during the first 4-6 weeks of establishment period. Keep the soil moist, not saturated. Avoid fertilizer burn by fertilizing only after berry plants are established with slow release organic or non-organic fertilizer. Do not soak the berry plants in water for more than one (1) hour after you receive them. If you can't plant them right away, then just temporarily pot them up until you are ready. Plant DiMeo Berry Plants immediately  upon your receipt. Of course there is no rush if the berry plants are potted and you pick them up at the farm. In that case, you have plenty of time to plant and there should be no immediate rush, just keep them watered. 

TIPS AND ADVICE FOR PLANTING A PICK YOUR OWN LITTLE PICK YOUR OWN BLUEBERRY FARM

We would like to take a moment to speak directly to some of you who are starting a new Pick Your Own (PYO) blueberry farm. The PYO blueberries business as well as pick your own Aronia berries and other small fruit plants can be a very successful business during your retirement or current years. It can only get bigger as fuel prices continue to rise and people continue to move more toward buying locally grown blueberries which currently tops the list of all berries consumers want to buy! Blueberries for health.

Agri-tourism and agritainment can be two very big businesses in the future and those of you who are "ahead of the curve" and "get berry plants planted in the ground now" can greatly benefit by this trend in the coming years. Food prices WILL likely continue to rise and more people will by locally grown berries from you. CALL US NOW: (609) 561-5905 and let get you started growing blueberries.

We have "baby boomers" from all across America who call us to discuss how they want to have their own little berry picking farms "set up and ready to go for their retirement years. DiMeo Farms is very experienced with this, and like many of our other existing berry plant customers, our farm can help you be successful.

If you are serious about starting your own berry patch or farm, come out to see us. If you become a customer, we can spend time with you and teach you how to plant blueberries the right way. Prospective customers can fly out to see us, cancel their flight home and rent a 26' foot u-haul box truck to drive BIG Bearing-Size blueberry plants home from our blueberry plants farm in Hammonton, New Jersey.

Just look at many of our happy DiMeo berry plant customers on our photo gallery which features just a FEW of the many repeat DiMeo customers with no DiMeo Farms complaints here with all the countless referrals we get year after year. Thank you for your berry plants business. It is greatly appreciated.

 

 

 How to Prune Blueberry Bushes
 
Let DiMeo Blueberry Farms & Berry Plants Garden Center teach you how to prune blueberry bushes the right way. Our happy DiMeo berry plants customers asked for an instruction video on how to trim blueberry plants and bushes, well here's the first video, with more DiMeo farmer blueberry planting instruction videos to come. We are successful when you, our DiMeo Farms customers are successful in properly pruning blueberry plants like our DiMeo family does every early winter season once all the leaves fall off the blueberry bushes. This blueberry farmer video should give you an idea of just how hard you should trim or prune older mature blueberry bushes once the blueberry bushes are getting some age on them. Grandpop DiMeo had blueberry bushes for up to 50 years old, that his father, great-grandpop planted. More videos to come on how to properly fertilize blueberries bushes, watering blueberry bushes, cultivating blueberry bushes and mulching blueberry bushes properly with pine bark mulch. Our goal is for you to be successful growing blueberries.
 
 
 
 

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