Most of Michigan’s commercial blueberry production is located in Southwest Michigan where sandy glacial soils and high water tables result in excellent blueberry soils. These soils are moist with soil pHs in the 4.5 to 5.5 range. Over 20 blueberry varieties are grown in Michigan. The Michigan harvest season normally runs from late June through October.
- Annual Cycle of Growth - Highbush blueberries are long-lived perennial shrubs with an annual cycle of growth.
- Blueberry Growth Stages - Used to quickly communicate the stage of development of the blueberry bush.
- Blueberry Spring Critical Temperatures - Pictures and descriptions of growth stages and damaging spring temperatures.
- Using Sprinklers to Protect Blueberries from Spring Freezes - Fact sheet on using sprinkler to reduce freeze damage at bloom.
- Irrigating Blueberries - A fact sheet on irrigating blueberries from May 2012.
- Drought Stress Symptoms in Blueberries - Fact sheet how to recognize the symptoms of water stress and drought
- Lowering the Soil pH with Sulfur - Factsheet on using sulfur to lower the soil pH.