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Close up of Jersey Highbush Blueberry fruit and foliage, several ripe blueberries ready for picking growing on  pinkish colored stem with light green conical shaped leaves

PERFECTLY PLUMP BERRIES FOR A SUMMER HARVEST

FEATURES:

  • Beautiful white blooms appear in spring before transforming into delicious berries
  • Best used in baking or jams and jellies
  • Green foliage turns a vibrant orange in fall
  • Cold hardy and disease resistant
  • Self-pollinating but when planted with others, will yield a larger harvest
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from our Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Mature Height: 6-8' tall
  • Mature Width: 6-8' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Partial Shade
  • Spacing: 6-8' apart

Jersey Highbush Blueberry

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Vaccinium corymbosum 'Jersey'

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PERFECTLY PLUMP BERRIES FOR A SUMMER HARVEST

FEATURES:

  • Beautiful white blooms appear in spring before transforming into delicious berries
  • Best used in baking or jams and jellies
  • Green foliage turns a vibrant orange in fall
  • Cold hardy and disease resistant
  • Self-pollinating but when planted with others, will yield a larger harvest
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from our Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Mature Height: 6-8' tall
  • Mature Width: 6-8' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Partial Shade
  • Spacing: 6-8' apart

Why plant Jersey Highbush Blueberry?

Muffins, jams, and pies - oh my! Imagine a summer filled with homegrown and homemade delicious treats! Plant Jersey Highbush Blueberries, and have a dream-filled edible garden. In May, blooms of pearly white flowers transforming into plump, delicious berries by July - just in time for backyard picnics. An old-time favorite that keeps on growing for years, each season producing bushels of blueberries for years of memories with the family saying “eat one, pick one.” A delicious shrub perfectly fit for patio pots or decorating your garden borders! Just wait till you see the fall foliage on a vibrant burnt orange display, giving you more than just blueberries!

So many of the plants we grow for food come from distant places. The Highbush Blueberry is a homegrown American native. It grows in the wild from Maine to Florida, ranging westward to Minnesota and Louisiana. Over the years, plant breeders have improved the size, flavor, and quantity of their berries. Jersey is a popular highbush variety in Missouri due to how well it grows. Blueberries from Jersey ripen late mid-season before the bushes leaves begin changing color in the fall. The red stems of Jersey can be of winter interest.

How to use Jersey Highbush Blueberry in the landscape?

Enjoy the dainty white-pink upside-down, urn-shaped blooms in spring right before they grow the berries you'll be craving all year. However, Jersey Highbush is self-fertile to ensure that you produce the best blueberry crop and plant other blueberry bushes to cross-pollinate. Growing different varieties will extend your harvest season between early, mid, and late-season plants. Be sure to harvest the blueberries before the birds do! If you are worried that our winged friends will enjoy the harvest before you, place a net over Jersey to preserve the berries.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 5-8

How To Plant Jersey Highbush Blueberry

Acid soil is key to growing Blueberries successfully. These peat-loving Accents require very low–pH conditions to thrive. If your soil isn’t naturally acidic, you may want to grow Jersey Blueberry in a large container or raised bed. Give it all-day sun if possible and use lots of organic matter—both as a soil amendment and mulch. Even though Jersey is self-pollinating, you may want to plant other blueberry varieties to increase your yearly berry yield.

How To Water

Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water very slowly and very thoroughly. The water needs to reach to the bottom of the root ball and that takes time. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Pruning should be completed in late winter after the second year of being planted.

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Size Small, Medium, and Large plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 7-12 business days.


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