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Chill Hours: 800-1000
Bush Habit: Large to 7' at maturity.
Fruit: Favorite for home gardeners for its heavy production of small to medium sized fruit, perfect for baking.
Facts of note: Jersey is one of the oldest, most widely grown varieties. Easy to grow in most soil types; produces consistently high yields of very sweet fruit. Very hardy.
Delicious, exceptionally nutritious, high in bioflavanoids. Gardeners in warmer climates can enjoy growing blueberries by choosing one of the Southern Highbush varieties. These require fewer chill hours than the Northern Highbush which require over 1000 hours. Consider climate suitability, ripening season and fruit size when selecting varieties and include at least two different varieties for cross–pollination and fruiting (any two varieties will do, regardless of ripening time). Grow in acidic, well–drained soil. Cottonseed meal is an excellent fertilizer for blueberries along with good quality compost and peat moss.
These blueberries are 2 year plants.
Check out our Fruit Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.