Blueberry Freeze Damage and Protection Measures


Many blueberry growers use sprinkler
systems to protect blueberry flowers
from freeze.

Commercial blueberries are generally planted in low areas with high organic-matter content. These sites satisfy the cultural requirements of blueberries for a constant and uniform moisture supply. However, …

Frost and Freeze Protection: Blueberries

Most rabbiteye blueberry varieties require 400 chill hours to 600 chill hours (hours below 45 F) to break dormancy. Until the cold requirement is achieved, an extended period of warm weather usually will not cause floral budbreak. Once the chilling …