top of page
Blueberry, Jersey

Blueberry, Jersey

Vaccinium corymbosum 'Jersey'

Family: Ericaceae

15-24 inch height at sale, bare root

Sourced from NY


Medium to large fruit.

  • General Information

    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
  • Description

    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.

  • Resources

    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


    The Delicious Origins of the Domesticated Blueberry, JSTORDaily

  • Photo Credit

    Photo by Nicole Tarasuk on Unsplash

bottom of page