October 16, 2021

Pruning the Blueberry Bushes

Pruning chores continue at my Bedford, New York farm.

I love growing berries and have been growing them for many years. I grow raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, gooseberries, currants, and of course, blueberries - those plump, juicy, sweet fruits that are low in fat, yet packed with vitamin-C and antioxidants. My blueberry bushes produce an abundance of fruit every summer, but they do need some maintenance to keep them productive. This week, my gardeners, Ryan McCallister and Brian O'Kelly, pruned all the blueberry bushes. Pruning produces larger berries in greater volumes, ensures good air circulation and light throughout the plants, and helps to control diseases that might otherwise spread through the patch.

Here are some photos, enjoy.