BLUEBERRY plants for SALE farmer-direct

DiMeo Farms is a 100 year-old family blueberry farm and blueberry plants garden center in New Jersey. We naturally grow the best certified, BIG Bearing-Size 3 Year-Old ($10 each) 2 Year-Old ($4.95 each) ready-to-fruit blueberry plants with no harmful chemicals or pesticides. We ship Non-GMO organic blueberry bushes all across America. ORDER NOW to enjoy fresh blueberries this Summer and secure limited SPRING SALE pricing, plus guarantee inventory availability before we sell out! CALL NOW: (609) 561-5905 just like happy customers on our Facebook with over 46,000 LIKES. Grow your own organic blueberries for pennies instead of paying big money at the grocery stores. Start saving money like these DiMeo customers on our Twitter. Scroll down below for lots of photos and details on our gorgeous family-owned operation that specializes in blueberry bushes. Here's a load of blueberry plants we picked out for a customer.

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

2 Year-Old Blueberry Plants (only $4.95 each) these are almost sold out, order now before they are all gone for 2015 (minimum 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 a nice extended blueberry season, good cross-pollination, large berries with good sweetness and flavor, that are most popular in your growing zone. Most customers start off with 600 plants (1/2 acre) to 1,200 plants (1 acre) of blueberry plants. Pick-up or MAIL ORDER ALL ACROSS AMERICA. Still at a great price!

3 Year-Old Large Bearing-Size Blueberry Bushes on SALE (only $10.00) (minimum 5) these are the blueberry plants 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 eating and freezing all year long. Ready to Fruit Summer 2015We have many blueberry varieties. We can automatically send all-season blueberry variety pack for an extended blueberry season all summer long. Pick-up or MAIL ORDER our SUPER-SIZE BUSHES.

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 will fruit early, mid and late blueberry growing seasons. Giving you fresh, large, sweet organic 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 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.

The DiMeo ALL SUMMER VARIETY PACK offers the six (6) things that 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 #4) sweet blueberries #5) flavorful "better tasting" blueberries #6) best blueberries for your blueberry growing zone. CALL NOW: (609) 561-5905 to get a quote. We supply countless home blueberry gardeners, commercial blueberry growers, edible landscaping with berries, berry wineries and pick your own blueberry farms across America. You are in good hands with DiMeo. Not only great organic blueberry bushes but, expert blueberry growing advice, like we gave to these happy DiMeo customers who drove out to personally visit our DiMeo family blueberry farms and Non-GMO blueberry plant nurseries. And also this young couple who drove hours just to order blueberry bushes from DiMeo Berry Farms.

Depend on REAL old-fashioned blueberry farmers for the best blueberry plant value, gardening advice and generous $10 sale prices for ultra-premium 3 year-old SUPER-HARDY, BIG bearing-size blueberry bushes. Below we feature Heirloom blueberry plant varieties. Our family owned blueberry farm and blueberry plant nursery sells over many blueberry varieties of large "ultra-heavy bearing" blueberry plants. Of course our inventory can always change, so call us first to check availability of what you are looking for. Buy certified, virus-tested, big bearing blueberry plants from a hard working farmer with a 100 year old family legacy of growing blueberries in New Jersey. Below video will illustrate why so many happy home blueberry gardeners, commercial blueberry growers and pick your own blueberry farms CHOOSE TO BUY DIMEO BLUEBERRY BUSHES. Look how loaded our family's blueberry fields are during blueberry season. This is what we mean when we say "ultra-heavy bearing" DiMeo blueberry bushes for sale at a much lower price than others who will likely mail you a little "twig in a box" unlike DiMeo's multi-branched berry bushes.

 

3 Year-Old Non-GMO Organic Blueberry Bushes for Sale

Blueberries are one of the easiest super fruits berry to grow. You can enjoy fresh blueberry picking for 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 are easy to grow. Our family blueberry farms will provide you with free detailed blueberry planting and 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 almost every CERTIFIED virus & disease free blueberry plant from our blueberry plant nursery. 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 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 which demonstrates our higher plant quality.
 

32 Tasty Blueberry Varieties Available

Our New Jersey blueberry farm and berry plants garden center sells the best certified virus & disease-free blueberry plants and blueberry bushes direct to the public. Our BIG blueberry bushes can grow GIANT quarter-size, SWEET blueberries in Summer 2015, if you plant soon. We provide FREE detailed blueberry planting and growing instructions along with FREE blueberry farmer tips and advice. They will help you with blueberry farm site selection, blueberry soil preparation, watering blueberries, mulching blueberries, fertilizing blueberries, harvesting blueberries as well as proper blueberry handling. DiMeo blueberry bushes are easy to grow as we are known my 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. Thank you!



Our DiMeo blueberry farm and blueberry stock nursery in New Jersey features America's #1 planted Highbush blueberry plant varieties to simplify your blueberry variety selection. Our intent is that you receive the highest quality blueberry plants. We dig your berry plants order sometime only hours before we ship. DiMeo Fruit Farms offers many blueberry varieties but we feature the most popular Heirloom blueberry plant varieties as well as many others. With an over 100 year old-fashioned blueberry farming legacy and four generations in the field of growing fresh blueberries our goal is to provide our you with certified virus-disease free, ultra-heavy bearing blueberry plants from proven heavy bearing "mother stock" blueberry bush varieties in blueberry fields. Below we simply RECOMMEND the THREE (3) MOST POPULAR & PRODUCTIVE BLUEBERRY VARIETIES IN OUR ALL-SEASON VARIETY PACK that not only top commercial blueberry growers love, but also our happy blueberry gardening customers love, just like this family who toured DiMeo Farms blueberry plants garden center in Hammonton, New Jersey.

BLUEBERRY PLANT VARIETY REMINDER: Our DiMeo blueberry farms and NJ blueberry nursery does no list every single one of our many blueberry plant varieties that we may currently have in stock because our inventory 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. We have "better tasting" Heirloom blueberry varieties 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 heavy-bearing Heirloom blueberry bushes and people LOVE them. They often refer their friends to DiMeo Farms.

It is known for it's high blueberry yields per acre and quality BIG giant blueberries. A quite hardy blueberry. 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 plant foliage and red canes through the entire winter. Duke blueberries grow upright to a height of about 4-6' feet tall. (of course you can easily trim to your desired height) Great for eating fresh blueberries, baking blueberries, blueberry preserves and freezing blueberries. Suggested number # of blueberry plants for family of four is 8-12 berry 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, about 85% of the pick your own blueberry farm business happens from early to mid-season because as you get into late summer, the public interest level usually drops as most Americans go on their final summer vacations and parents have to start getting kids ready to go back to school. Unless of course you have a special relationship with a restaurant or CSA farmers group that wants blueberries end of summer, we recommend you put the majority of your blueberry investment dollars on early and mid season blueberries.

Red Fall Foliage Color of Blueberry Bushes

Below is an example of what mature blueberry bushes will look like in the fall season if used as an edible blueberry bush hedge row on your property. Of course, you can let them grow bigger and 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 hedge row, plant each blueberry bush 2.5' foot 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 simply spectacular and perfect if you want to enjoy blueberry fall colors on your property with blueberry bush fall foliage will last through the entire winter with solid red color cane branches that with look simply beautiful in your winter landscape design.

Old Blueberry Crates for Sale

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

Watch VIDEO BELOW as we give you a peek at our limited inventory of old wooden blueberry crates. These are not only used in the backyard home garden by our customers, but also used by interior designers, artists and even high-end clothing stores. Lots of possibilities with these old farm crates. Approximate measurements: 19" long x 14" wide x 5" deep. These are the only crates we have for sale at this time. They 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 large and we have to pay "balloon" shipping rates. Minimum of SIX (6) old fruit crates per mail order. If you pick-up, there is no minimum as long as you are buying berry bushes or other products. Below is a photo of a New York City restaurant who's interior designer removed a single board from each of our DiMeo blueberry crates and then made crate shelving or original book shelving for small old books. 

Since we receive so many phone calls on a weekly basis regarding these old fruit crates, old farm crates and boxes for sale, we decides to post the BELOW VIDEO featuring the crates and showing you the measurements and all the details to answer many of the questions about these rare treasures. We don't have many left, so act 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 on shipping.

START A SUCCESSFUL PICK YOUR OWN BLUEBERRY FARM or ROADSIDE FARM STAND like Mr. DiMeo did. 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 Berry Bushes Landscaping in Your Backyard
 
Plant more of our "super fruit" organic berry plants to enjoy fresh fruit eating for more than 6 months of the year. DiMeo Fruit Farms & Fruit Tree Nurseries are edible landscaping specialists. We work with edible landscapers across America, but we can sell direct to you for less Growing fresh organic berries is not just a way of cost saving or assuring an abundance of fresh, delicious and colorful fruit, but it's an easy way to add beauty and value to your landscape. Cane planting such as blackberries and raspberries will climb fences and trellises and become a lovely ornamental fruiting hedge. They will also burst with bright colors in the spring just before bearing fresh healthy fruits. Below are some other super berry bushes we now carry. Below happy customers understand that growing your own fresh organic berries, you will not only SAVE MONEY but you will MAKE MONEY by investing in berry plants, which can be one of the best investments you can make.
 

 
Raspberry Plants for Sale
 
DiMeo's Raspberry Nursery grows the best Non-GMO organic raspberry plants that can grow loads of deliciously plump, sweet, juicy raspberries. Buy 3 year-old organic 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 ultra-premium raspberry plants are freshly dug from our raspberry nurseries only hours before they are to be shipped or picked up at our raspberry nursery. Minimum order 5 raspberry bushes per order. Just to give you an idea, the average homeowner orders TEN (10) raspberry bushes for a family of 4 people. Remember, the raspberry planting spacing is only 18" inches between each plant. We also offer 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-owned operation.
 
  
Blackberry Plants for Sale
 
Due to popular request, we now have thornless raspberry plants and thornless blackberry plants for sale at our berry plants nursery. For those of you that have children, then this is a great option for you, so you don't have to worry about blackberry thorns. We have lots of other thornless berry plants for sale now. Ready to fruit Summer 2015. You can pick up the Heirloom blackberry bushes on sale at the farm or we will ship direct to your door. We have bearing-size, thornless raspberry bushes for sale as well as our 3 year-old bearing size thornless blackberry bushes on sale for only $10 each. Grow blackberries with the best blackberry varieties selected by a experienced berry farmer who's great-grandfather started off growing blackberries around the year 1910, even before the family started planting blueberries, they started off with raspberries and blackberries and eventually converted over to all blueberries when Anthony DiMeo, Sr. realized the health benefits of blueberries.
 
 Aronia Berry Plants for Sale
 
Most of you have never hear of Aronia before. Let us educate you. Aronia berries are THE healthiest berries in the world. It's a scientific fact. The aronia berry is 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 super fruit and 3 TIMES the antioxidants of blueberries, but here's the "catch" the Aronia berry is not a sweet berry, it needs to be juiced, or baked with. It's not really a fresh eating berry. Of course people selling aronia might tell you otherwise, but trust us, you won't like eating them fresh off the bush. But, a gorgeous bush for edible landscaping and powerful health berry.
 
 
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 berries are even 2 times the cancer fighting power of Acai berries. The below happy DiMeo customer heard about our aronia nursery and took her daughters to buy aronia plants from us. She wanted to save money and make her own aronia juice, aronia power and frozen aronia so that she can put a handful of organic aronia berries in with her Magic Bullet Nutribullet every morning. You should juice with aronia, because they are not very tasty eaten raw.
 
 
Aronia berry juice has been known to help people with heart conditions. Our 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 ornamental berry bushes. REMINDER: DiMeo's Aronia nursery often has 3 year-old Viking Aronia and Nero Aronia varieties stock. Volume discounts are available for wholesale aronia plants just like we did for these happy aronia customers who love our organic Aronia berry bushes on sale now. They took a ride down to visit our operation and they were impressed with our Non-GMO organic healthy berry bushes.
 
 
In the 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 organic Aronia berry bushes for sale by DiMeo's Aronia Berry Farms & Aronia Nursery. 3 year-old Aronia berry bushes, 4' tall, ready to fruit. Only $10. We can ship our organic aronia plants direct to your door. Below is a photo of one of our actual customers who planted and immediately picked her organic Aronia berry plants. She got an instant return on her aronia berries investment and that's what we love to see. Give us a call at: (609) 561-5905 to discuss planting aronia for edible landscaping.
 
   
 Cranberry Plants for Sale
 
With DiMeo's ultra-heavy bearing Non-GMO organic 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 3-4' feet wide, and about 12" inches high. Each spring, reddish-pink flowers cover the cranberry foliage. These mature into big, bright red, juicy organic cranberries you pick by the handful with up to 5 pounds of cranberries per bush. Our cranberry bushes are vigorous growers and almost care-free. They thrive in blueberry-type soils. Cranberries also grow well in hanging baskets. Our cranberry bushes 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 Farms & Cranberry Nursery now: (609) 561-5905 for a quote. Cranberry growers from across America buy cranberry vines direct from DiMeo's cranberry nurseries. Like our other videos, this video below shows "the DiMeo difference" in quality cranberry plants for sale by cranberry growers that can teach you how to grow cranberries that look like DiMeo's cranberry garden.
 
 
Pink Lemonade Blueberry Plants for Sale
 
We have added pink blueberry plants to our blueberry nursery 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, the blueberry doctor who originally created pink lemonade variety 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 delicious pink blueberry and beautiful ornamental pink blueberry bush for your garden. Ripening to a bright pink blueberry, these 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 pink blueberry bushes for sale.
 
 
Buy 3 year-old, multi-branched pink lemonade blueberry plants for sale at only $10. Below happy DiMeo Farms & Berry Plants Nursery customer brought her 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 & Berry Bushes Nursery in New Jersey. Call us now: (609) 561-5905 to get a quick mail order or pick-up quote. We appreciate your business. Thank you!
 
 
 Blueberry Planting Instructions & Blueberry Farmer Tips & Advice on 
How to Grow Blueberries in Your 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 organic berry garden. Blueberries can be easy to grow, require less care, little space (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 to buy blueberry bushes because the "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 Nursery teach you how to plant blueberry bushes the right way. Follow our blueberry planting tips and blueberry planting instructions for success.

Best Blueberry Varieties

We sell over 32 blueberry plant varieties, but feature the most popular blueberry varieties to grow. Of course our inventory changes almost daily. Allow at least TWO (2) blueberry bushes per family member, per household. For example, if you are a family of four, we recommend at least 10 plants for a household that size. The average homeowner buys at least 10 blueberry bushes 
for sale by our family berry farm.

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 berry bushes instead, that thrive in shade. 
Blueberry planting soil should be well drained, free of weeds and well worked. Locate berry bushes where water is available, as blueberry roots should be kept moist (not soaked) throughout the blueberry growing season. If the soil is poor or marginally drained, raised beds 3' feet wide and 16" inches high works well.

Incorporate peat moss into the soil. Dig a hole 2' foot wide by 12-16" inches deep. Remove 1/2 of the soil, mix in an equal portion of pre-moistened peat moss and work in well. 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. For raised beds, mix equal amounts of peat moss with acid compost or planting mix. Proper mix is 60% soil and 40% peat moss. Remember, blueberry plants thrive in acidic organic soils which you can create easily with the peat moss. For soil that is not acidic enough, amend it with peat moss.

Once you become a DiMeo Farms customer, if you are planting high-volume, we will 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.

Blueberry Field & Plant Spacing

Plant blueberry bushes 2.5' feet apart between plants in the row. If you are planting an edible blueberry hedge row then space 2' feet apart. Everyone spaces differently. The spacing of your rows will depend on what kind of machinery you are using. For example, if you are home gardener you might want to just plant grass and mow between the rows. If you are a small farm or have a small PYO farm, you might want to cultivate between the rows with a 6' foot wide disc or cultivator which means that you will need 9' between rows - from center one one plant to center of next plant in next row.

Planting Blueberry Bushes

Dig a small hole hole about the size of two bowling balls put together, then mix soil and peat moss together at a ratio of 40% peat moss to 60 soil or concrete sand. Place this mixture around each blueberry plant. If you use peat moss, make sure that it is thoroughly saturated with water, because peat moss that is not saturated can wick moisture away from the blueberry plant and cause the roots to dry out quickly. Manure has too much nitrogen for newly planted blueberries. Stay away from manure as much as possible.

Mulching Blueberry Plants with Pine Bark Mulch

Pine bark mulch is good for water retention and improves plant health. We recommend 4" of untreated, older wood chips. 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 growth. Blueberry bushes do best with a 4" inches of composted wood chips over the roots to conserve moisture, prevent weeds and add fully composted organic matter.If you use high-quality peat moss then you are giving your blueberry plant the long-term food it needs. 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. 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 & Blackberry Bushes

Keep raspberry plants well watered to maintain moisture and establish raspberry bushes with little stress. For raspberries it is 18" inches between each raspberry or 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 organic blackberry bushes. This is due to the fact, that we 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 & Organic Berry Bushes Nursery we have been quite aggressive with our blueberry pruning and other raspberry pruning strategies. As soon as the summer blueberry harvest ends, we 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 & How to Prune Blueberries

We recommend using drip irrigation placed at the base of the blueberry plant. Then you may apply water at your conveniene and know the water is getting to the root zone where it is needed. Because of blueberries' shallow fibrous root system, they require frequent watering. Maintain moisture, and do not allow roots to dry out. Water at least 3 times per week, depending on temperatures. Once you become a customer, if you are planting high-volume of plants, we will connect you up with our own personal irrigation guys who will not only take care of you but who will give you our low pricing rate for irrigation! Our DiMeo family has been dealing with them for over 20 years now. 

Every year your blueberry bushes should be heavily pruned to avoid overfruiting, which results in small fruit or poor growth. Follow these steps after the leaves have dropped during the winter months. Keep soil moist throughout the establishment period of blueberry plants.

Remove low growth around the base. If it doesn't grow up, prune it.
Remove the dead wood, and non-vigorous twiggy wood. Keep the bright colored wood with long (at least 3" inch) laterals. Remove blotchy-colored 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.

Fertilizing Blueberry Plants & Blueberry Bushes 

Never fertilize at planting. We recommend using organic fertilizers. A mixture of 1 part kelp, 3 parts fish meal and 3 parts bone meal works well. Apply in early spring. Or use an acidic commercial preparation, such as Rhododendron food (5-5-3) for acid-loving plants like blueberry bushes or Holly Tone.
Avoid using fresh manures on any of these berry plants and always water well after fertilizing.

If using a non-organic fertilizer, on newly planted 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 and again in late spring for best results. However, our farm practices and supports supports organic blueberry plant growing, and strongly encourages you to stay organic.

Wait 4-6 weeks after planting your blueberry plants before fertilizing. Don't fertilize after July as this could lead to new growth, which is susceptible to winter injury. Organic source of nitrogen is Blood Meal 12-00 instead of ammonium sulfate.

Blueberry Plant pH Requirements - Sulfur & Blueberries 

Fo best success with your blueberry plants, we recommend that you meature/maintain pH levels regularly. Keeping pH levels between 4.5 to 4.8 is very important for your blueberry bushes. Adding some garden sulfur is the best material to use to reduce 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 the certified organic sulfur if you need sulfur just ask one of our DiMeo farmers. We sell our garden sulfur in large 50lb bags or in smaller amounts for home growers that need to buy garden sulfur from DiMeo berry plant nursery.

Birds or Deer and Blueberries


Not many of our customers have issues with birds, but some do. Here are some helpful tips from DiMeo Blueberry Farms on dealing with birds and blueberries.

Buy a professional quality 3/4" mesh neeting with UV protection. The netting can be drapped 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 netting at the end of your harvest to extend the life of netting. Some of our customers even paint the corner post poles and decorate them as to become more of a decorative piece in the garden. Here's an example of how much you will need: For 12 bushes you will need 17' x 100' of bird neeting. For 6 bushes you will need 17' x 50' of neeting. Sorry, we do not sell the netting at this time. For deer just use small soap bars hung next to young plants which will successful deter deer until 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 love to eat. Which is why most "store bought plants" often never survive after you plant them.


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 probally too high.

You should be seeing 12-18" inches of new blueberry bush growth each year. If not, re-check your soil pH and/or use a little more fertilizer. Of course we always recommend using organic fertilizers. A slow-release blueberry bush fertilizer is best - this way you won't burn your berry plants.

Avoid Common Blueberry Planting Mistakes

1/ Pack soil firmly around the berry plant roots.

2/ Water your berry plants well. Especially during the first 4-6 weeks of establishment period. Keep the soil moist, not saturated. Make sure the plants don't dry out. Keep an eye on them.

3/ Avoid fertilizer burn by fertilizing only after berry plants are established with SLOW RELEASE organic or non-organic fertilizer.

4/ Do not soak berry plants in water more than 1 hour after you receive them. Unless you need to hold them for a longer period.

5/ Plant DiMeo berry plants immediately upon your receipt of berry plants. 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 is no rush. 

TIPS AND ADVICE FOR COMMERCIAL GROWERS AND PLANTING A PICK YOUR OWN BLUEBERRY FIELD

We would like to take a moment to speak directly to some of you who are starting a Pick Your Own (PYO) blueberry farm for the very first time. We get many of the same frequently asked questions so let's just answer some of them now.

The PYO blueberry business as well as pick your own Aronia black chokeberry and other "super fruit plants" is a very big business. It will only get bigger as fuel prices continue to rise and people move more and more toward buying only "locally grown" fruits such as blueberries which currently tops the list!

Agritourism and Agritainment are going to be two very big businesses in the future and those of you who are "ahead of the curve" and "get berry plants in the ground now" will greatly benefit by this trend in the coming years. Food prices will continue to rise and more people will by local.

We have many "baby boomers" from across America who call us almost every single day to discuss how they want to have their own little farms "set up" and ready to go for their retirement. DiMeo Fruit Farms & Berry Plant Nursery as well as our DiMeo family blueberry farmers are very experienced with this - and like many of our other existing berry plant customers, our farm can help you be successful in your goals.

If you are serious about starting your own berry patch or farm, fly out to see us. We will spend time with you and teach you how to plant blueberries the right way. Many of our prospective customers fly out to see us, only to end up canceling their flights home, so they can rent a huge 26' foot u-haul truck to drive blueberry plants home from our blueberry plant nursery here in "the blueberry capital of the world" Hammonton, New Jersey.

Just look at many of our satisfied DiMeo berry plant customers on our DiMeo customer photo gallery which features just a FEW of the many repeat DiMeo customers with no DiMeo Farms complaints here with countless repeat customers!

 

 

 How to Prune Blueberry Bushes
 
Let DiMeo Blueberry Farms teach you how to prune blueberry bushes the right way. Many of our happy DiMeo berry plant customers asked for an instruction video on how to trim blueberry plants - well here's the first one, with more DiMeo farmer blueberry planting instruction videos to come soon. We are only successful when you our DiMeo Farms customer are successful in pruning blueberry plants like our DiMeo family does every fall-winter season. This DiMeo blueberry farmer video will give you an idea of just how hard you should trim or prune blueberry bushes once the blueberry bushes are mature. Enjoy this video, more to come on how to fertilize blueberries, watering blueberry bushes, cultivating blueberry bushes and mulching blueberry bushes properly. We know you guys want more videos and we are working on it quickly. We want you to be successful growing blueberries.
 
 
 
 

    DIMEO FARMS      3101 Nesco Road Hammonton, NJ 08037

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