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 N.C. Cooperative 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 Swain and repeated in Jackson County.

  • Monday, March 4, 2019, at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Swain County Center on 60 Almond School Rd. Bryson City, N.C. in room 114 from 2–4 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Jackson County Center on 876 Skyland Dr. Sylva, N.C. in the conference room from 6–8 p.m.
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