Blueberry, Corymbosum ‘Jersey’ is a late-season variety that is easy to grow, high-yielding, and one of the oldest and most widely grown blueberry varieties. This variety is an all-time favorite blueberry with a distinctly sweet flavor. ‘Jersey’ is an outstanding variety for the home landscape and with its famous cold hardiness, you’ll be harvesting for years to come. The berries are dark blue, medium in size, and very sweet. Long clusters of fruit are prolific on the 6-foot tall bush. The plants are vigorous in most any soil, therefore ‘Jersey’ is widely planted by commercial growers in Michigan. One plant may produce up to 15 pounds of fruit mid to late in the season. ‘Jersey’ is an excellent choice for berries to ripen after ‘Blueray.’ Many people who know their berries will tell you this old variety is the best. The berries are not as big as some, but many think the taste is sweeter. This tall and well-shaped bush has excellent ornamental value, too. Blueberries are a beautiful productive hedge with spring flowering on dark green foliage, delicious fruit in summer, and fiery red foliage for autumn color.
Set plants out as early as possible in the spring. Prune branches back about 1/2 their length at planting time with no further pruning required the next 3 years. Prune annually thereafter during the dormant period.
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