Day 64. The plant still appears to be recovering from the aggressive pruning and the new growth appears healthy to me. I've also continued removing some of the diseased leaves that still remained.
@ThatsPlantastic I would love to see pictures. It looks like the photo didn't upload correctly. When it does, you should see it in the right panel on the right of your posting window. You use the second button from the right in the image below. Let me know if you are experiencing any issues.
Nooo! The training was going so well, I really wanted to see you take one that to flower. I did start my blueberry with six seeds, sex it and cut back to one. It is growing well! But feminized seed is so much more reliable and less hassle if you can find interesting strains.
Just to share for the rest of those watching this grow, @Svoboda and I talked privately because they were concerned about reaching places that were hard to get to due to the two trellis's that are installed. We discussed using a household fan to blow the leaves around as another method of pollinating.
Another concern was that some flowers seemed to be dropping. This is completely normal as male flowers tend to drop and the female flowers are later to bloom, but will eventually fruit.
@Svoboda Keep us all updated as to whether the fan method made a difference. Thanks!
@dj we are all learning lots about pruning and training and how early to throw it into flower. Two options: 1) drop a net on the top and daily use the suction cups to pull it down about an inch a day. 2) cut off the top four inches. It will be painful but harvester did this and still got a good yield. Keep us posted,