The Jersey Blueberry, has a dark blue fruit that is small to medium in size and very sweet in flavor. It 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. 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 bioflavanoids. 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! Ideally grow in a pot of ericaceous soil , or in a peat bed.