Vaccinium corymbosum 'Jersey'
15-24 inch height at sale, bare root
Sourced from NY
Up to 8 ft. Harvest within 2 years. Ripe July.
Flowers: pink/white, a mid/late season blooming blueberry (late May, June), pollinated by bees. Multiple plants and varieties will significantly improve yield.
Fruit: Ripe in July
Harvest in: 2 years
Mature Size: Up to 6 ft tall and 4 ft wide
Spacing: About 4 ft apart
Soil pH: Bluberries need acidic soil with a pH between 4.5 and 5.5. Generally, soil acidifiers are applied annually.
Fertilizing: Generally, fertilize before flower onset in spring, do not fertilize after fruits begin developing.
Water Requirements: After planting, ensure there is adequate water in the root zone, this may require giving some water a few times a week depending on weather. established plants will need 1.5 to 3 inches of rainfall or 1-3 gallons of water per week.
Notes: In general, blueberries need their soil acidified once a year and fertilized once to twice a year. They need consistent water and a space around the roots free of grass and weeds, as they are shallow-rooted. They may require netting to keep birds away. There is labor involved in getting them established, but they are long lived and can get quite large. 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