naturally-grown blueberry plants

Our family blueberry farm is part of a long 100 year-old blueberry growing legacy in the DiMeo family. We naturally grow ALL-NATURAL and PESTICIDE-FREE, BIG bearing-size 3 year-old blueberry plants. Only $10. We ship blueberry plants all across America. ORDER NOW to enjoy healthy blueberries and secure current FALL PRICING and guarantee FALL PLANTING inventory availability. CALL NOW: (609) 561-5905 just like these happy customers did on Facebook with over 53,500 DiMeo's Blueberry Farm LIKES. Grow your own NATURALLY GROWN blueberries for just pennies instead of paying big money for blueberries at your local supermarket. We have a gorgeous family-owned farm that specializes in CERTIFIED virus & disease-free blueberry plants. Planting blueberries will add value to your property and promote health and wellness. Kids are so excited to grow their own blueberries. If you pick-up, we can sell you 4' foot tall blueberry bushes for only $10 each. In November 2015, you can plant up until your ground is frozen solid.

DiMeo Farms offers THREE different SIZES of blueberry plants that have the best transplant success and survivability rates


1.5 Year-Old Blueberry Plants on FALL PLANTING SALE (only $1.95 each) (minimum 100) these are great small "starter plants" at an unbeatable low price. You can plant them directly out in the field, or pot them up to get them more established before you field plant. We sell these in round lots of 100 blueberry plants at a time. Very limited number available at this super-low $1.95 price and we will likely sell out fast, so reserve now. Pick-up or MAIL ORDER.

2 Year-Old Blueberry Plants on FALL PLANTING SALE (only $3.95 each) (minimum 50) for those who want to start a blueberry patch or u-pick blueberry farm, which can be very profitable in this high demand blueberry marketWe can send you a nice mix of blueberry plant varieties for a nice extended blueberry season, good cross-pollination, large flavorful berries that are popular and productive. Ready to fruit Summer 2016. We recommend starting off with 600 plants (1/2 acre) to 1,200 plants (1 acre) of blueberry plants. Pick-up or MAIL ORDER.

3 Year-Old BIG Bearing-Size Blueberry Bushes (only $10.00) (minimum 5) these are the blueberry bushes that most home blueberry gardeners buy. Perfect for growing your own blueberries at home in your own little blueberry garden. We recommend the average homeowner buy ten (10) blueberry bushes so you have enough blueberries for fresh eating and freezing throughout the year. Ready to Fruit Summer 2016We can have access of up to 32 blueberry varieties. We can ship you an all-season blueberry variety pack for an extended blueberry season all summer long. MAIL ORDER or pick-up for FALL PLANTING in November 2015.

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. Our family blueberry farmers will sell you TEN (10) blueberry bushes that can fruit early, mid and late blueberry growing seasons. Giving you fresh, large, sweet NATURALLY-GROWN blueberries ALL SUMMER LONG. Ten bushes is what we recommend, per household. This way you can have enough blueberries to enjoy all year long. Below is a video example of ultra-heavy bearing nature of DiMeo blueberry plants ON SALE NOW by DiMeo family blueberry farms and blueberry bushes garden center in New Jersey. Call us now: (609) 561-5905 now for a quick mail order, or pick-up quote, or to ask any questions. All blueberry bushes are Non-GMO.

DiMeo's ALL SUMMER-LONG BLUEBERRY VARIETY PACK offers the five (5) 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 to increase production #3) big blueberries #4) sweet blueberries #5) flavorful better tasting blueberries. CALL NOW: (609) 561-5905 to get a quick quote. We supply home blueberry gardeners, commercial blueberry growers, edible landscaping with berries, fruit wineries and pick your own blueberry farms all across America. Just like these happy DiMeo customers who drove out to visit our DiMeo family blueberry farm and this young couple who drove hours to buy rare Heirloom blueberry plants from DiMeo's Blueberry Farms & Berry Plants Gardening Center in New Jersey.

BIG Bearing-Size 3 Year-Old Blueberry Bushes

Blueberries can be one of the easiest super fruits berries to grow. You can enjoy picking blueberries for up to 30 years or more with giant blueberry plants from DiMeo's Blueberry Farm. Our 3 year old ultra-premium SUPER HARDY, BIG Bearing-Size blueberry plants can be easy to grow. Our family blueberry farm will provide you with FREE blueberry planting 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 plants per order. Watch below to see that DiMeo blueberry bushes are, by far, the best choice that any backyard blueberry gardener or commercial blueberry grower can buy. DiMeo Farms has the LOWEST PRICES with the highest ultra-premium quality. We invite you to take a ride (or fly) out to visit our DiMeo family farm, just like these happy DiMeo Blueberry Plants customers did. But for now, SEE the DiMeo Difference in this video which will give you an idea of how we naturally grow the best blueberry plants in the heart of the New Jersey Pinelands forest region.

Popular & Productive Blueberry Varieties

Our New Jersey blueberry farm, which is also a CERTIFIED plant dealer 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 2016. 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 DiMeo Farms is known as America's #1 source for blueberry bushes ready to fruit this Summer 2016.

VARIETY REMINDER: Our DiMeo Blueberry Farms & Blueberry Plants Gardening Center does not list every single one of many, up to 32 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 blueberries varieties to choose from at our New Jersey family blueberry farm. The word is out about DiMeo's BIG Bearing-Size $10 Heirloom Blueberry Bushes and consumers from all across America absolutely LOVE them. They often refer their friends to DiMeo Farms in Hammonton, New Jersey. People drive hours just to buy from us. That says something.

FARMER TIP for New U-Pick Blueberry Farms Start-Ups: In our life-long experience, up to 85% of the pick your own blueberry farm business tends to happen 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 kids ready to go back to school. Unless of course, you have a special relationship with regional restaurants or local CSA farmers market that wants to buy your locally grown blueberries all the way through the end of Summer. DiMeo Farms recommends you put the majority of your blueberry investment dollars on early or mid season blueberries varieties. When you buy blueberries plants from us, you are buying from America's most popular source with properties as gorgeous as our plants. Watch this video and look at more of our ultra-premium blueberry plants at the farm.

What Grocery Stores Don't Want Consumers to Know 

This is a topic the berry industry does not like talking about. U.S. fruit imports have increased by almost 20% just between 2010 and 2014 and fruit imports rose by more than 60% in the last decade. The United States is getting more and more of it's fruit from other countries. Most consumers don't realize that 100% of all the blueberries that are imported from Chile or other countries are required by the USDA to be fumigated with chemicals or pesticides the very second they arrive at any U.S. port. That means that just before the berries hit grocery store shelves, they are given a nice big blast of fungicides or pesticides. In our opinion, one of the most "under-policed" social crimes within the American berry industry is that many of the blueberries being sold on grocery store shelves today (if they were actually legitimately tested) would likely have traces of pesticides "in excess of the legal tolerance threshold" established by the USDA. Threshold is measured in parts per million. In addition, when it rains too much during blueberry harvest season, many farmers spray fungicides just before they pick in order to prevent their blueberries from developing fruit rot before, during or after they are packed in plastic clam shell pints. This photo is of an actual fumigation room where they put the berries when they blast them with chemicals before they hit your local grocery store shelves. Notice all the plastic that lines the ceiling and walls to seal-in the chemicals for maximum penetration.

Pink Lemonade Blueberry Plants

We have added pink blueberry plants to our blueberry plants gardening 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 SUPER-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 Gardening 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 NJ 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 pink berry plants business. As you can see, all of our plants (even in the background of this photo) are all vibrant, vigorous and healthy. DiMeo Farms takes great pride in maintaining a clean, gorgeous operation.

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 your blueberry shrubs trimmed to your desired height or size. When planting blueberry shrub rows 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. Instead of just shade trees, get your yard to produce fruit for your family.

Old Wooden Blueberry Crates

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 grandpop DiMeo's family blueberry farm in New Jersey. 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 keeping some for ourselves and selling the rest to recover some storage space. We do not sell blueberry honey or blueberry jam, this is just for display purposes to give you a rustic design idea.

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 wooden crates at a time. Perhaps you can find a family member, friend or co-worker who would appreciate some of these rare antique treasures, and you can give a couple to them. You can also use these crates for table centerpieces at rust farm barn weddings or even box serving trays of some type. Below is a photo of a New York City restaurant who's interior designer removed a single board from each of our old wooden blueberry crates and made this super cool crate shelving or wooden crate book shelving for small old books display with candles like this. 

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 carrier 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 for women's clothing, all across America have at least two DiMeo blueberry crates for t-shirt and undergarment display. We bet that grandpop DiMeo would never imagine 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 many old crates left, so call now to reserve your old cedar fruit boxes crates so you can recycle the past. We 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 or ROADSIDE FRUIT FARM STAND. Pick your own blueberry farms combined with fruit farmers markets or roadside fruit stand business can be very profitable. Our happy DiMeo blueberry plants farm and gardening center customers report selling local grown blueberries (and other super berries) from $2.95 lb up to $6.79 lb and getting it easily for locally grown blueberries. Turn your land into a PROFIT MAKING blueberry farm investment. Once you become one of our customers, we can teach you how to make your own roadside blueberry fruit stands like this one that we take to the Hammonton blueberry festival. You can do the same thing in your own community. This is DiMeo Farms at the Blueberry Festival in Hammonton where our berry plants gardening center customers came out to help us promote healthy eating and growing your own berries. The annual blueberry festival can be one of the many ways we like to do some marketing and give back to our community.

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 money for berries at the supermarket. DiMeo Fruit Farms & Fruit Plants Gardening 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.

All-Natural Raspberry Plants
DiMeo's Raspberry Plants Gardening Center grows the best BIG 3 Year-Old Bearing-Size raspberry plants that can grow loads of plump, sweet raspberries. Buy raspberry bushes on sale for only $10. Our SUPER HARDY raspberry plants are READY TO FRUIT Summer 2016 and can give you a nice extended raspberry season of raspberries all summer long. All of our raspberry plants are freshly dug just hours before they are shipped or picked up at our raspberry plants garden center. Minimum order 5 raspberry bushes per order. DiMeo Farms recommends TEN (10) raspberry bushes for a family of 4 people. Remember that raspberry planting spacing is only 18" inches between each raspberry 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 drove hours just to buy from our DiMeo's family berry farms in New Jersey.
Thornless Blackberry Plants
DiMeo Farms has thornless raspberry plants and thornless blackberry plants for sale. For those of you that have children, then this can be a great option for you, so you don't have to worry about your kids getting hurt with sharp blackberry thorns. READY TO FRUIT Summer 2016. 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 blackberry bushes ON SALE NOW for only $10 each. Grow blackberries bushes with the best blackberry varieties selected by a experienced berry farmer who can recommend to you the most productive thornless blackberry plants. Even before the DiMeo family started growing and planting blueberries, great-grandpop DiMeo started off with growing raspberries and blackberries. Mr. DiMeo, Sr. eventually converted over all his farm land to all blueberries farms when Anthony DiMeo, Sr. realized the potential health benefits of blueberries were so powerful and life changing. That's when he "bet the farm" on blueberries and it paid off.
 Aronia Black Chokeberry Plants
Few people know about the health benefits of Aronia berries. Let DiMeo Farms be the first to educate you with a super healthy berry that can truly change your life. Aronia berries are the healthiest berries on the planet. It's a scientific fact, not just our opinion. 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. Also a gorgeous fruit bush for edible landscaping with aronia berries and powerful health berry. DiMeo Fruit Farms has BIG Bearing-Size 3 Year-Old Aronia Black Chokeberry Bushes on Sale Now. Only $10 each. Pick-up or we can ship direct to your door. We have a very limited number of aronia berry plants in stock, so order now before we sell out: (609) 561-5905.
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 gardening center at our family NJ farm in Hammonton, New Jersey, so she took her three adorable little daughters to buy aronia plants from DiMeo Farms. 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. It can change your life.
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 Gardening 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 Vines & Bushes
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 plants. 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 vine 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 vines 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 BIG 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.
 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 our blueberry plants nursery, 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. 


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 nursery 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.



 What Grocery Stores Don't Want You to Know 

This is a topic the berry industry does not like talking about. Most consumers don't realize that 100% of all the blueberries that are imported from Chile or other countries are required by the USDA to be fumigated with chemicals or pesticides the very second they arrive at any U.S. port. That means that just before the berries hit grocery store shelves, they are given a nice big blast of fungicides or pesticides. In our opinion, one of the most "under-policed" social crimes within the American berry industry is that many of the blueberries being sold on grocery store shelves today (if they were actually legitimately tested) would likely have traces of pesticides "in excess of the legal tolerance threshold" established by the USDA. Threshold is measured in parts per million. In addition, when it rains too much during blueberry harvest season, many farmers spray fungicides just before they pick in order to prevent their blueberries from developing fruit rot before, during or after they are packed in plastic clam shell pints. This photo is of an actual fumigation room where they put the berries when they blast them with chemicals before they hit your local grocery store shelves. Notice all the plastic that lines the ceiling and walls to seal-in the chemicals for maximum penetration.

How to Prune Blueberry Bushes
Let DiMeo Blueberry Farms 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 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 up to 50 years old, that his father 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. We promise to try to make more farm videos when we get a chance.

Old DiMeo Blueberry Field Replanting

Our family has some blueberry fields over 50 years old. DiMeo blueberry bushes can often live a long time before losing productivity, some up to 30 years or even more. WATCH BELOW VIDEO of second generation DiMeo blueberry farmer M. DiMeo, Sr. (83 years old) replanting a field of old DiMeo blueberry bushes he planted over 45 years ago. He decided to start replanting blueberries in his blueberry fields during early fall blueberry planting season after the seasonal blueberry harvest was complete. He loves working on his blueberry farm. Just a few blueberry plants are removed, here and there, depending on which blueberry bushes he felt needed to be replanted. He is not replanting the entire blueberry field, but rather, just select number of blueberry bushes every year. This is done every year to keep the blueberry field acreage as productive as possible. You don't need a tractor hoe machine like this unless you have many acres of blueberries that you need to plant or replant. If you think you really need one, they are inexpensive to rent.

How to Cultivate Blueberries Bushes

Many of our DiMeo Farms customers ask how to cultivate blueberries using the best old fashioned farming methods for both draining blueberries fields and working the blueberry soil to reduce weed growth and increase blueberry plant vigor. Some ask "what causes that ridge" the blueberry plants sit on top of, well here is the answer... over time, as the blueberry bushes grow, you go up and down the blueberry field rows, in 2nd gear (high) on your farm tractor and carefully throw dirt up around the base of your blueberry bushes. Commercial blueberry growers use this special "side winder disk implement" once a year for berry cultivation along with other special blueberry farm tractor implements that we can tell you where to buy at our low discount prices. We not only have time tested blueberry farming and best blueberry growing methods that work, but we can get you just about any equipment at our cost. We have countless contacts in the blueberry industry, which is yet another reason why so many customers decide to buy all their blueberry plants from DiMeo Farms. Not only great berry plants, but a long list of amazing contacts in the blueberry industry who can help you hit the ground running. 

 Pruning Blueberry Bushes After Blueberry Season

Our professional DiMeo blueberry farmer can even teach you how to prune blueberry bushes properly after blueberry harvest is completed. There is a old fashioned blueberry pruning method to trimming blueberry bushes to increase blueberry crop yield per acre and maintain strong hardy blueberry bush growth that will produce more pounds of blueberries per acre. WATCH VIDEO BELOW of the DiMeo's trimming blueberry bushes in this video on how to care for blueberries after the annual blueberry harvest. Notice the 9' foot wide blueberry field rows, so when the 6' foot brush hog goes down the row, it has 1.5' clearance on either side. Notice the mature blueberry bushes are only 2.5' foot apart, yes our family plants them "that close" because thats proper planting for a commercial blueberry farm, and we also recommend that spacing for pick your own blueberry farms. Spacing blueberry bushes farther apart will not necessarily increase blueberry yield or production as some think it will. If you are homeowner who just wants to plant blueberry bushes in your backyard, of course you can space them farther apart for cosmetic reasons.

Starting Your Own Blueberry Farm or Berry Patch 

As a DiMeo blueberry plants customer, we will happily guide you with proper blueberry farm land selection and teach you what to look for before you purchase farm land for growing blueberries. With an EXPERT DiMeo blueberry farmer, you are in the right hands. We restored an old grown-up farm property to start a new pick your own blueberry farm and agri-tourism farm garden center as an example for our customers. We want you to be successful growing your own blueberries and see our DiMeo blueberry farming family cleaning a new blueberry farm properties to be restored into successful u pick blueberry farms in New Jersey with properly amended blueberry soil for blueberries resulting in possibly higher blueberry yield per acre. Now the fourth generation of "America's first family of blueberries", now continues growing New Jersey blueberries. Watch video of second generation expert blueberry farmer M. DiMeo, Sr. working with fourth generation DiMeo farmer to prepare blueberry plants order for our happy DiMeo wholesale blueberry plants customers at his blueberry bushes nursery in New Jersey.

Some of you are looking for how to care for blueberry bushes in the fall after blueberry picking season is complete. Of course you can plant blueberries in the Spring, but many people don't know that Fall is also a great time to plant blueberry bushes. This way the berry bushes can put down roots in September, October or November, so when Spring rolls around again, your newly planted berry plants will have established plant root systems and "hit the ground running" with instant berry production. As always, we love to give our DiMeo DiMeo Berry Plants Garden Center customers the best FREE blueberry planting advice, so we made a video to give you just a taste of what our berry farming family does almost every Fall season once the blueberry bushes go dormant. Enjoy this video made by one of our fourth generation blueberry farmer who greatly enjoys educating our blueberry plants customers so they too can be successful growing blueberries just like these happy DiMeo Farms customers as featured on our Blog. This is a newly established young blueberry field, not mature blueberry bushes.

Replanting Old Blueberry Bushes Field

If you have an old blueberry farm and want to learn how to plant blueberries or how to replant blueberry bushes, we can teach you the right way to replant old blueberry fields. Many people don't know this, but if you read the fine print "replacing or replanting old blueberry bushes" falls under USDA Tree Assistance Program which means (if you qualify) they will pay you to replace old blueberry bushes on your farm. For decades, our DiMeo family has been replanting blueberries as the productive blueberry fields age. In the video below you will see our family re-planting blueberry plants at a 40 year-old blueberry farm field that needed to be replanted. You might be surprised just how hard Mr. DiMeo, Sr. "cuts back" his blueberry re-plants, but its what he recommends. The new blueberry bushes should be substantially cut back for proper transplanting of blueberry plants to minimize transplant shock. WATCH VIDEO BELOW and listen to the old-fashioned DiMeo Farms recommended blueberry replanting method. Notice not to plant blueberry bushes too deeply when planting blueberries plants or replanting blueberry bushes like these shown on Mr. DiMeo's old blueberry farm fields right after blueberry season was finished and the weather starts to cool down in fall. Both Spring and FALL are great times to plant or replant blueberries bushes on your property.


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