Jersey is part of the Vaccinium genus and is a Highbush blueberry variety. Its scientific name is Vaccinium corymbosum 'Jersey'. Blooms appear in these approximate colours: White. The mature flowers are of a Single hose-in-hose form. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Dark slate blue. Leaves appear approximately as a Napier green and Mordant red 19 colour.
Orange fall color and sweet berries on an upright shrub 6 to 8’ high.Jersey grows as a Deciduous and is a Fruit. Being deciduous, expect it to shed its leaves annually. Normally growing to a mature height of 1.75 metres (5.69 feet), Jersey grows with a shrub-like habit. This variety tends to bloom in late spring.
Be aware that Jersey Highbush blueberry typically needs a fair amount of maintenance and care in order to grow successfully. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests. Pay attention to weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.
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How to grow Highbush blueberry 'Jersey'
Sold as a late season fruit in Oregon.Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Jersey is thought of as hardy, so Jersey will tend to go dormant or grow slowly over the winter months. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Jersey needs a peat-rich soil with a ph of 4.8 to 5.2 (moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil).
Growing Jersey from seed
Highbush blueberry 'Jersey' information
How long does Jersey take to grow?
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