Managing Your Blueberry & Grape Vines

— Written By and last updated by Kerri Rayburn

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will be holding a seminar on how to establish and maintain your Blueberries and Grapevines. Topics include the basic cultural needs of Blueberries and American Bunch Grapes. Learn more about site selection and preparation, proper soil conditions, fertility needs, spacing, trellising, weed control, choosing the right cultivar, pruning, training and harvesting. Finally, we will discuss the most common disease and insect problems and their possible control options. For more information or to register for these free classes contact your local Extension Center at 586-4009 in Sylva or 488-3848 in Bryson City or e-mail

The following blueberry and grape seminars will be held in Jackson and repeated in Swain County.

Tuesday March 6th at the Cashiers Library on 249 Frank Allen Rd Cashiers, N.C. from 10:15 – 12:00 p.m.

Thursday March 8th at the Jackson Extension Center on 538 Scotts Creek Rd. Sylva, N.C. 2nd floor in room 234 from 10:00-12:00 p.m.

Thursday March 15th  at the Swain Extension Center on 60 Almond School Rd. Bryson City, N.C. in room 114 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.