Vaccinium corymbosum 'Jersey'
18-24 inch height at sale, bare root
Sourced from NY
Medium to large fruit.
Recommended Spacing (ft) ~ 4 Mature Width (ft) 5 - 6 Mature Height (ft) 6 - 8 Pollination Needs Self-pollinating, yield increases with multiple Bloom Time May to June Ripens/Harvest Late June Soil pH 4.5 - 5.5 Soil Type Sandy loam Soil Moisture Well-drained, moist Sun Preference Full Sun Taste Sweet Texture Firm
In general, blueberries need their soil acidified once a year and fertilized once to twice a year. They need consistent water and space around the roots free of grass and weeds, as they are shallow-rooted. They may require netting to keep birds away. Labor is involved in establishing them, but they are long-lived and can get quite large.
Fertilizing: Generally, fertilize before flower onset in spring, do not fertilize after fruits begin developing.
Reading over the Resources below is recommended for new blueberry growers.
Growing Blueberries in your Home Garden by Bernadine Strik, Emily Dixon, Amy Jo Detweiler, and Nicole Sanchez. OSU Extension
Blueberry Diagnostic Tool, Cornell College of Agriculture