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Digging Deeper 2024 – Pruning Blueberries at Lazy J Tree Farm

February 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Join us for the second Digging Deeper Saturday presentation of 2024:

“Blueberries: Pruning for Productivity” by Jeanette Stehr-Green and Audreen Williams, WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners.

Saturday, February 24th from 10:30 am to 12 noon at the

Lazy J Tree Farm, 225 Gehrke Road in Port Angeles.

Space is limited. Please register in advance on Brown Paper Tickets.

Research has shown that when blueberry plants are not pruned or are pruned too lightly, they fail to develop strong wood and become less productive. Blueberry growers need to establish an annual pruning regimen to remove old and diseased canes, encourage the growth and development of strong new canes, and ultimately increase the blueberry harvest.

After hearing this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the typical growth pattern of a blueberry cane.
  • Recognize blueberry canes of different ages.
  • Outline a systematic approach to pruning.
  • List considerations for pruning different varieties of blueberries or blueberry bushes that have been neglected.

Late winter is the best time to prune blueberries. Blueberry growers will be able to apply what they learn soon after the presentation. With implementation of an annual pruning regimen, the gardener’s blueberry bushes will be happier and healthier and produce bigger and better berries!

Jeanette Stehr-Green has been a Clallam County Master Gardener since 2003. Jeanette writes gardening articles for local newspapers and is a frequent speaker at Master Gardener and other educational events. Jeanette was the 2012 Clallam County Master Gardener of the Year and has attained the Lifetime Achievement status with Clallam County Master Gardeners. She also has received the WSU Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award.

Audreen Williams has been a Clallam County Master Gardener since 2012. Her favorite Master Gardener activities occur at the Fifth Street Community Garden in Port Angeles where she oversees the Master Gardener plots, assists the 4-H Garden Club, and coordinates the Second Saturday Garden Walks. Audreen was the 2014 and 2019 Master Gardener of the Year. She has attained the Lifetime Achievement status with Clallam County Master Gardeners.

Jeanette has completed Oregon State University’s Online Blueberry School. Both Jeanette and Audreen have completed the OSU online course “Pruning Blueberry for Growth, Yield, and Quality” and have many years of experience growing berries of all types.


February 24
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


WSU Extension Master Gardener Program
(360) 565-2679


Lazy J Tree Farm
225 Gehrke Road
Port Angeles, WA 98362 United States
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