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I've got close to 100 fruit trees going with countless varieties of things, but one thing I have not found yet in Thailand is blueberries. It would be essential to get a low chill variety. And even then I am not totally sure the cool weather in the mountains where I am would necessarily meet the chill requirements year over year. None the less I wish to give that a shot as it is just a hobby. Anyone know if seeds or plants are sold anywhere or have additional information on suitability?Otherwise what I was thinking of doing was just taking a pack of frozen blueberries from Tesco and see what I can get by starting from that though wonder if they will be high chill or worse yet GE.

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Blueberries aren't grown from seeds, but from cuttings as far as I know

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Hello canopy, where do they come from?

You might get a bush to grow, but you'll

still be buying them at the froze food case.

rice555

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Everything is usually available on the net if you do a Google or Yahoo search

Supposedly this is how to do it.

But I'm NOT sure if this will work wirh supermarket bought blueberries...fresh organic or at least naturally grown berries would probably be better.

Still, since you have the time, what have you got to lose?

http://www.ehow.com/...rting-seed.html

Hopefully this link will work...but if not copy and paste it into your browser.

P.S. I tried the link and it worked for me.

There are also some related articles about growing Blueberry bushes and even how to get Blueberries from seeds grown on your plants. It seems to be a lot of work...but maybe worth it if it can be done.

Edited by IMA_FARANG

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From what I have read, low-chill varieties are a must for this climate. Still no luck on finding any sources.

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Hello All, google is your friend, "low chill blueberry varieties" brings up some verities,

below is off the first page, I put US an AU links mostly.

They are going to be hard to find in LOS, try alt. route.

The UFL links are usually good, I use for toms and chilies.

When you find the verity you want, do a search for who sells them.

As in my last post, you can try to contact @'s at the bottom of the article.

rice555 not a blue fan, give me raz's and black's.

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs215

http://www.mountainblue.com.au/http://ucanr.org/sites/UrbanHort/files/80175.pdf

http://www.davewilson.com/homegrown/promotion/blueberries.html

http://www.fallcreeknursery.com/nursery/variety/nursery_southern-highbush

http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/fruit%20pages/blueberry.htm

http://www.australianblueberries.com.au/discover-blueberries.html

http://sfp.ucdavis.edu/research/blueberryupdate.html

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licklips.gif The opening paragraph of that internet site link i provided above says:

Blueberries contain small seeds almost not recognizable in comparison with other berries like raspberries or blackberries. These seeds will actually produce new plants just as they do in the wild setting, slowly carpeting the area with new plants. Blueberries are cold weather plants and need a few months of freezing to break the seed dormancy. Replicate the natural setting of an acid soil and watch the tiny seedlings emerge.

In the article they tell how to chill your blueberries in a fridge until that activates the seeds. If you don't do that the seeds won't start to grow.

Blueberries are naturally a cold weather plant. I grew up in Massachusetts, up in the Berkshires near the Vermont border. The winter temperatures there are lower there any normal winter than anywhere you can find in Thailand. Blueberries NEED cold weather for their seeds to germinate properly. Nature planned it that way.

Read more: How to Grow Blueberries by Starting Them From Seed | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/...l#ixzz1mvNuGfLL

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Hello All, I was looking at PVF in CA(US) as I need to order somethings, and looked at their BB plants.

From PVF info, the new Low Bush verities only need a little over 4 days of chill time,The High Bush verities need 41.5 days.

rice555

http://www.groworganic.com/seasonal-items/berry-plants/blueberry-bush.html

seeds/growing from seed

http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_nkw=lowbush+blueberry+seeds

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html_nkw=Lowbush+Blueberry%2C+Vaccinium+angustifolium%2C+Seeds

http://www.ehow.com/how_12207763_germinate-blueberry-seeds-peat-moss.html

pictures

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=lowbush%20blueberry%20seeds#x0y0

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