How to Plant Blueberries in Minnesota
Can blueberries be grown in MN?
Minnesota has two native blueberries: common lowbush blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium) and velvet-leaf blueberries (V. myrtilloides). Both grow primarily in the northeastern half of the state, but they can be found growing from the furthest northwestern counties all the way to the southeastern corner of the state.
When can you plant blueberry bushes in MN?
Plant young blueberry bushes in late April or early May. Dig the holes large enough to accommodate all the roots and deep enough so you can cover the uppermost roots with 3 to 4 inches of soil.
How do you adjust soil for blueberries?
Try to till or dig the soil to 10 or 12 inches deep and then work at least 3 or 4 inches of organic matter into it. Five or 6 inches would be even better. You'll end up with raised beds, which are good for blueberries anyway. Peat moss is one of the best amendments.