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Steve starts with ...
I want to grow some Blueberries in my backyard and would like some advice on:
1 - can blueberries be grown in Sydney? (We are on the coastal fringe where it can get down to around 5C in winter)
2-if we can, which 2 or 3 varieties would you recomend to plant?

Thanks for your time,
Steve
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Brad says...
https://www.daleysfruit.com.au/forum/blueberry
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Greg says...
Hi Steve,

Blueberries will be fine in Sydney. You will do best with either southern highbush or rabbiteye types (southern highbush are self pollinating whereas rabbiteyes you will need more than one variety). Both require less chill hours than the northern highbush types (southern highbush types require less). I am growing misty, backyard blue, sharpblue, legacy, gulfcoast, biloxi (southern highbush types), powderblue, tifblue, delite, premier (rabbiteyes). So far of the ones that have fruited I found the misty gave the best flavour, followed by the tifblue and backyard blue. Biloxi was a touch sour/tart. The other varieties I have are flowering for the first time this year so not sure of these.
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Steve says...
Hey Thanks Greg...much appreciated
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ringelstrumpf says...
The soil around here is good for blueberries, but our soil isn't, we have fill and I measured 7.5 ph. I still wnat them maybe i collect pine needles, but I don't know if they have an immediate effect. What about sawdust?
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wal says...
Coffee grounds are slow as is pine needle, quicker is sulphur but still takes weeks . I have heaps of sulphur ,if you're interested.
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ringelstrumpf says...
Thanks for the offer. I come to Penrith maybe twice a year and then go back up very quickly. Too busy. I am a bit afraid that sulphur might sour the soil, but then in future, if I get something more balanced that it gets too sour or does the sulphur wash out over time?
Our local nursery is hopeless, but the varieties sold at Daleys might be more for the warm climate.
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wal says...
You should come more often . We stopped eating missionaries ages ago.
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au0rey says...
Hi, I am thinking of buying blueberry brigitta. Can anyone comment on this variety? Esp if you are growing it, is it fruitful, easy to care for? And are the berries sweet? I am looking at getting a variety that produces large sweet berries. I hope the brigitta is the right choice. Would appreciate any input. Thanks!
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Jimmy says...
I found it a sickly plant that died.

Got it from Diggers.
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au0rey says...
Oh thanks!
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