Propagating Highbush Blueberries (E1680)
The propagation of blueberries takes time, care and specialized structures.
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Also, a good source of trueto-name, nondiseased material is essential. The procedures are straightforward and not beyond the resources of the average grower. However, it is recommended that a grower start on a small scale to master the techniques properly. This publication discusses the propagation of highbush blueberries by both hardwood and softwood cuttings. Most propagation is done with hardwood cuttings, as they are easiest to handle and are less perishable, but softwood cuttings allow more rapid multiplication of plants of special interest. When correctly done, both procedures yield high percentages of healthy plants.