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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2015, 02:09:20 PM »
Adam, That is an impressive writeup! You really covered all the bases in detail. This really does sound like it will be a game-changing low chill blueberry. I am super excited to try it out here! Thanks again for sharing all your discoveries here and for taking the time to document this so fully!

Thanks Starch.

I hope everyone enjoys taking this journey of discovery, and I'm glad you liked the read.
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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2015, 02:09:55 PM »
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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2015, 08:46:40 AM »
Great write up ;D, that Blueberry tree is impressive!

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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2015, 05:29:34 PM »
Not sure what my zone is (maybe 13b or over?), but I'm always looking to push the boundaries for chill fruit. Sign me up for the BB Tree!  :)

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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2015, 03:33:27 AM »
Not sure what my zone is (maybe 13b or over?), but I'm always looking to push the boundaries for chill fruit. Sign me up for the BB Tree!  :)

Name your city/state/country and I'll find out for you.
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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2015, 09:28:25 AM »
I'm in Puerto Rico. The lowlands, not the cooler highland areas.

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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2015, 08:15:54 PM »
I'm in Puerto Rico. The lowlands, not the cooler highland areas.

If you are in the northeastern lowlands, then you are 13b.  If you are in the southern lowlands, then you are 13a.
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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2015, 08:19:35 PM »
Southern. 13a. I'm a little surprised that the southern part has a slightly lower number than the northern part. I guess you learn something new everyday.  :)

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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2015, 01:34:09 PM »
Adam,

How are things! Do you think these plants might be available this fall or maybe next spring?

I was also thinking about hole preparation. How would you describe the soil where it is growing now?

My soil here is heavy clay, high pH and bad drainage (pretty much a blueberry's worst nightmare). I am planning on doing what I have done for a number of my in-ground trees which is to dig a large hole, break up the bottom, and back fill with compost / sand / wood chips and pine mulch of irregular sizes / native soil so that I have a raised mound with lower total pH and much better drainage.

I am thinking for the 'Blueberry Tree' preparation that I would add spagnum moss to the mix and go heavy on the pine mulch and keep the native soil to a much lower ratio so that the total pH of the hole is even lower. What do you think?

If you think the blueberries might be ready to go out in this fall / next spring I will go ahead and do my hole prep now.

Thanks!
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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2015, 10:08:51 AM »
I'm interested in participating and live in 10a Florida.

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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #35 on: September 06, 2015, 08:08:21 PM »
Have a Jewel, spring high bush and Pink Lemonade. No fruit yet but seems to be the best choices to be the most productive and some of the sweetest for southern climates.

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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #36 on: September 19, 2015, 02:22:58 AM »
I would be interested in testing these out too, I'm in north san diego, zone 10a. Currently growing Legacy, Oneal, Pearl, Pink Lemonade, Southmoon, Sweetheart, aa well as evergreen & red huckleberries. Had some bilberry seedlings but they got fried back in may around finals week  :'(

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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2015, 09:51:09 PM »
Hey guys.

I have been traveling in South Florida on business, and have not been available much.  I have many photos to share for the article.  I am not entirely sure in availability yet.  I will hope to have a more solid update soon.

Meanwhile, if anyone is near Miami, let me know.  Maybe I can come visit.  ;)
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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #38 on: October 19, 2015, 05:12:08 PM »
I would be very interested in purchasing one also, and even willing to trial it in my nematode riddled ground. Probably in my Zone 10 cabin yard.

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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2015, 01:12:34 AM »
I'd love to try this out as well.  I'm in a weird zone 10a/10b -- very mild (low heat, zero frost), with summer highs in the low 70s and winter lows normally in the 40s.

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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #40 on: December 08, 2015, 12:15:00 PM »
Hi! I am in zone 9 in Phoenix AZ. Count me in for one of these babies if you have enough. Thanks!

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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #41 on: January 30, 2016, 04:29:09 PM »
The blueberry tree...I love it! This is a very beautiful thing! I love blueberries and the fact that this plant gets so large is very intriguing! I would love the opportunity to purchase some plants from you whenever you'd have some available! I would even like to try some seeds if possible!
I believe I fit into zone 12a.
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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2016, 07:01:50 PM »
I may be a bit late, but I too would like to try one of your blueberries, I live in west central Louisiana on the 8b / 9a line, the native soil here is acceptable, if not exactly perfect for blueberries (I have a couple of bushes that are over 20 years old growing in native soil with no additional fertilizer for most of those years, native soil pH is around 5.7-5.8 )

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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #43 on: May 18, 2016, 08:34:23 AM »
So how is the tree coming along? Havent heard anything in a while about this. Think its going to work?

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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #44 on: December 13, 2016, 09:13:53 PM »
Guys, I am TERRIBLY sorry for the incredible delay in updating you on this specimen.  I have received continuous emails and PMs asking diligently, and I feel it is time to offer an explanation.

In short, my wife and I divorced.  Without too many details, it had mostly to do with her abuse my my elder children I have custody of from a former marriage, and neglect of the home and child I had with her.  Was a very difficult situation, and made it very difficult also to run my business.  That said, assets are still in the battle phase and have almost reached a conclusion-since she locked down and stole EVERYTHING I and my kids owned.  Out of respect, I will edit this article and make sure I did not leave any personal information about her or her family here.

The land this Blueberry is planted on is property which belonged to her prior to our marriage, and as a result, I do not currently have any access to that property or the research I did on the Blueberry other than what I have posted here thus far.

THAT SAID, I do have access to the seedlings and they are growing just like the parent plant so far.  I have many personal trees growing on that property, and am supposed to be getting them back (will have a lot of digging), as part of my asset recovery.  While there, I will work to get scions and hopefully a portion of root ball from the blueberry so I may continue the research for all of us here.

I will do everything in my power to make sure we don't miss out on this incredible Blueberry opportunity, so don't lose hope yet.

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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #45 on: December 14, 2016, 09:00:48 PM »
Adam,

I am SO sorry you and your kids are having to go through this!! Man, that is just awful.
Please do not worry about us. Your family comes first.

Take care man,
Mark
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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #46 on: December 15, 2016, 02:52:50 AM »
Adam,

I am SO sorry you and your kids are having to go through this!! Man, that is just awful.
Please do not worry about us. Your family comes first.

Take care man,
Mark

Worrying about us is what keeps me moving along.  :)

That chapter of my life is over and I've started a new one, so not to worry at all.

Now, just a matter of finishing what I started.  We will prevail, and bring this magnificent specimen to life. 
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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #47 on: March 24, 2018, 12:22:14 PM »
May have some good news shortly.  Prepare for an update.   ;)
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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #48 on: March 26, 2018, 12:17:11 PM »
As it turns out, I was given court ordered access to the property.  Yay!

I have obtained multiple scions/cuttings and have already started the rooting process.

We, folks, shall bring this variety to life!
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Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« Reply #49 on: March 26, 2018, 12:44:43 PM »
That is awesome news Adam!

I am hoping you have a huge amount of rooting success!!
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