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blueberry mycorrhizae

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KenW starts with ...
I'm starting a blueberry patch in South-West WA, and trying to find a source of ericoid mycorrhizae (urgh! Hate that spelling!!). Anyone know if there's a supplier in Australia (or if we can import)?

Alternatively, I realise there's a similar fungus which inoculates some of our Aussie heath plants, but don't know if it would work with blueberries. Anyone know?
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Have you tried to search blueberry mycorrhizae or cricoid mycorrhizae ?? There seems to be some products, maybe blends rather than specific blueberry mycorrhizae.
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KenW says...
Thanks for the response Jakfruit...yes, I've spent many hours searching, but none of the commercial blends appear to contain ericoid m.f . Commercial growers in the US only appear to use ericoid m.f. (though many regions appear to have EMF occurring naturally in their soils). I have located suppliers in the UK and USA- but none in Aus so far.

Would other fungi suit? As I understand it, blueberries and ericoid m.f have evolved a special inter-relationship which requires acid soil (ph 5.5). Also (and REALLY guessing here) I believe the blueberry roots are so fine that the larger (AMF) fungi are unable to attach. I'm happy to be corrected if I have this wrong!

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