Fall planting typically takes place between late September through October in Michigan. Blueberries can be successfully planted in the fall with good outcomes the following spring. Fall planting for blueberry bushes also has its own set of advantages and disadvantages.
In conclusion, fall planting offers advantages such as focused root development, reduced watering, and no immediate fruiting pressure. However, gardeners need to consider the vulnerability to winter injury, limited plant selection, and potential challenges related to timing and weather. Proper site selection, soil preparation, and protective measures during winter can help improve the success rate of fall-planted blueberry bushes.