Ann, whatever!!!! You say you envy my climate, but look at what you got going on there with the wild blueberries, heee, hee, :roll: :-D :), just kidding!!! YOu are lucky to have that acreage of these lovelies to pick and eat!!! I love blueberries.
Finsky, I have 10 plants of the Northland variety that you spoke of. They are in their third year coming up and man are they nice growing shrubs. They have pretty much become 1/3 again the size they were when I planted them, and they produced about 1 gallon per plant last year (the first year, nothing much to speak of). This year I anticipate lots and lots (hopefully 2 gallons per plant). With so many bees, the berries were enormous in size and wonderful. Great for your new plantation of blueberries. Get rid of the Finnish variety that you say are too miserable.
Blue Crop is a very common variety grown here too. We have the lowlands that are all being turned into blueberry fields and cranberry fields. Not enough bees for pollination around here though. If I wanted to get into pollination there would be such a high demand. But that is not my agenda, I do not want to any bee migration, my girls stay home, safe and sound, a long ways away from other beekeepers (except two that I know of that only keep a couple of hives each). Well, have great luck with you blueberry adventures, Finsky. Have a wonderful and great day in this beautiful life. Cindi