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Blueberry Field Walk

  • VSU Randolph Farm 4415 East River Road Petersburg, VA, 23803 United States (map)
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Blueberry Field Walk

Friday, April 19, 2019

9AM - 11AM

VSU Randolph Farm

4415 River Road, Petersburg, VA

Blueberry is the fastest growing berry crop in many states including North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Market demand for blueberry continues to grow, and profit potential for growing locally grown blueberry is considerable. One major issue for blueberry growers is the planting of the new blueberry cultivars (varieties) that are becoming available with superior fruit size, taste, color, and pest and disease tolerance.

At VSU’s Randolph Farm a collection of 45 different blueberry cultivars are under study. All are different in terms of cluster density, productivity, plant structure, bush size, vigor, etc. This is an opportunity to see these cultivars and decide which one may be suitable for your future blueberry production.

For more information, contact Dr. Reza Rafie at (804) 524-5840 or arafie@vsu.edu or call the Small Fruits and Vegetables Program office at 804) 524-5960.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Mollie Klein (mklein@vsu.edu) or call (804) 524-5960 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

Earlier Event: April 19
Beginning Beekeeping
Later Event: April 23
Seed Saving