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    GBax is offline Sprouter
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    I need to build a cage to protect my Blueberry bushes this year - How high should i make it?

    Thanks
    Guy

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    Hi GBax - depends on the variety they can vary in height from about 1ft to 6ft I believe.

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    Do you know what variety/varieties of blueberries you have?
    Mine are expected to grow to 5’high - so I would add an extra 6 inches so I can stand straight when I am picking them

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    Mine was/is 4ft and it's too small for the bushes and a pain in the rear to harvest and prune. If you have a choice make it walk in height !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chestnut View Post
    Do you know what variety/varieties of blueberries you have?
    Mine are expected to grow to 5’high - so I would add an extra 6 inches so I can stand straight when I am picking them
    I have Bluecrop and Duke and am adding Spartan and Chandler.

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    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=85
    From a quick google search, I think yours are all highbush varieties which will grow to 5-6’ tall.
    How tall are you with your boots on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lardman View Post
    Mine was/is 4ft and it's too small for the bushes and a pain in the rear to harvest and prune. If you have a choice make it walk in height !
    I totally agree with this.

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    Thanks...... I have never seen a mature blueberry bush and was struggling to believe they would make 6ft but sounds like i will have to make the cage that high.

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