Botanical: Vaccinium corymbosum 'Jersey'
Common: Blueberry 'Jersey'
Cultivator Type: High-bush hybrid
General Characteristics: ‘Jersey' is very productive and an excellent berry for baking. It ripens in August and is a very reliable producer every year. It has an upright and open growth habit. This blueberry grows best on sites where most other crops fail. The bush is very vigorous and productive. The clusters are long and loose. It is suitable for mechanical harvesting. It performs well on loose textured soils--mixtures of sand and peat are best. Jersey is one of the oldest, most widely grown varieties and is easy to grow in most soil types. Prune as needed in late winter beginning in the third year after planting. Although blueberries are self-fertile, cross-pollination produces the best fruit crop. Blueberries are delicious, exceptionally nutritious, high in bioflavonoids. Blueberries are a gourmet treat that may be eaten fresh or used in cobbler, cake, sauce, jam, jelly, or syrup. Birds love blueberries so be sure to plant enough to share!