Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum 'Jersey'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vaccinium (vak-SIN-ee-um) (Info)
Species: corymbosum (kor-rim-BOW-sum) (Info)
Cultivar: Jersey

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

4.5 or below (very acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fremont, California

Oskaloosa, Iowa

South China, Maine

Cumberland, Maryland

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Brunswick, Missouri

Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

Rochester, New York

Charlotte, North Carolina

Brookhaven, Pennsylvania

Fort Worth, Texas

Bellingham, Washington

Colville, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 8, 2009, eclecticLC from Oskaloosa, IA wrote:

We have 5 different blueberry plants, Jersey is one of them. I can't say enough positives about this palnt. It is a great producer for at least 6 weeks. Nice sized fruits, very upright. We mulch our blueberries very heavy with pine needles and they simply love it. We were struggling to keep the soil acid enough for them, but the pine needles do the trick.

Positive

On Jun 27, 2008, soivos from Annapolis, MD wrote:

'Jersey' is an excellent blueberry to plant in conjuction with 'Patriot' for a slightly longer harvest.
Compared to 'Patriot' the 'Jersey' blueberry sets fruit and ripens a little later and the fruits are slightly smaller and sweeter.
The 'Jersey' blueberry bush tends to be taller and more upright with more consistent color in the autumn.