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Blueberry - Jersey

Blueberry - Jersey

Heavy Production of Fruit

  • Latin Name: Vaccinium corymbosum sp.
  • Variety: Northern Highbush
  • Plant Age: 1.5 year
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Chill Hours: 800-1000
  • Harvest: Mid-season.
  • 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.

Blueberries are beloved for their sweet and tangy flavor, and among the many blueberry varieties, the Jersey Blueberry stands out for its exceptional qualities. In this article, we will delve into the world of Jersey Blueberry, exploring its characteristics, care requirements, and the benefits of growing this delectable berry.

Jersey Blueberry: An Introduction

Jersey Blueberry, scientifically known as Vaccinium corymbosum 'Jersey,' is a cultivar celebrated for its delicious berries. These berries are renowned for their flavor and versatility in various culinary applications, from fresh snacking to baking and making jams. Jersey Blueberry is a highbush blueberry variety, which means it produces abundant fruit on sturdy, upright bushes.

Characteristics of Jersey Blueberry

  • Flavorful Berries: The hallmark of Jersey Blueberry is its exceptionally sweet and juicy berries. They are known for their well-balanced combination of sweetness and tartness, making them a favorite among blueberry enthusiasts.

  • Large and Plump: Jersey Blueberry produces large, plump berries that are a delight to pick and enjoy. Their generous size adds to their appeal for both home gardeners and commercial growers.

  • Disease Resistance: This variety boasts good resistance to common blueberry diseases, such as mummy berry and leaf spot, making it relatively easy to maintain and care for.

Cultivation and Care Requirements

  • Climate: Jersey Blueberry thrives in regions with a temperate climate. It prefers full sun exposure but can tolerate partial shade. It is important to choose a planting location with well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter.

  • Soil pH: Blueberries, including Jersey Blueberry, prefer acidic soil with a pH range of 4.5 to 5.5. Amending the soil with peat moss or sulfur can help achieve the ideal pH level.

  • Pruning: Regular pruning is essential to maintain the health and productivity of Jersey Blueberry bushes. Pruning should be done in late winter or early spring to remove dead or weak branches and promote new growth.

  • Mulching: Applying a layer of organic mulch, such as pine needles or wood chips, helps to retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and inhibit weed growth around the base of the plants.

  • Watering: Blueberry bushes need consistent moisture, especially during the fruiting season. Adequate irrigation is crucial to prevent drought stress and ensure the development of juicy, flavorful berries.

Benefits of Growing Jersey Blueberry

  • Nutrient-Packed Berries: Blueberries, including the Jersey Blueberry, are well-known for their nutritional value. They are rich in antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins, which have been linked to various health benefits, including improved cognitive function and reduced risk of chronic diseases.

  • Versatile Culinary Uses: Jersey Blueberry berries are versatile in the kitchen. They can be enjoyed fresh, added to cereals, yogurt, or smoothies, and used in a wide range of baked goods, such as muffins, pies, and pancakes.

  • Garden Aesthetics: Beyond their delectable fruit, Jersey Blueberry bushes add aesthetic appeal to your garden. Their attractive foliage, delicate white blossoms in spring, and vibrant red fall foliage make them an ornamental asset.

  • Home Gardening Joy: Growing Jersey Blueberry in your garden can be a rewarding experience. Not only do you get to savor the delicious berries, but tending to these bushes can also be a fulfilling hobby.

Jersey Blueberry is a delightful addition to any garden or orchard, offering sweet and nutritious berries that can be enjoyed in various culinary creations. With proper care and attention to its specific requirements, you can cultivate these flavorful blueberries and reap the rewards of their delectable harvest. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a beginner, Jersey Blueberry is a variety worth considering for your next fruit-bearing plant.

For more information, please enjoy our Growing Guide for planting and growing blueberries.

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Description

  • Latin Name: Vaccinium corymbosum sp.
  • Variety: Northern Highbush
  • Plant Age: 1.5 year
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Chill Hours: 800-1000
  • Harvest: Mid-season.
  • 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.

Blueberries are beloved for their sweet and tangy flavor, and among the many blueberry varieties, the Jersey Blueberry stands out for its exceptional qualities. In this article, we will delve into the world of Jersey Blueberry, exploring its characteristics, care requirements, and the benefits of growing this delectable berry.

Jersey Blueberry: An Introduction

Jersey Blueberry, scientifically known as Vaccinium corymbosum 'Jersey,' is a cultivar celebrated for its delicious berries. These berries are renowned for their flavor and versatility in various culinary applications, from fresh snacking to baking and making jams. Jersey Blueberry is a highbush blueberry variety, which means it produces abundant fruit on sturdy, upright bushes.

Characteristics of Jersey Blueberry

  • Flavorful Berries: The hallmark of Jersey Blueberry is its exceptionally sweet and juicy berries. They are known for their well-balanced combination of sweetness and tartness, making them a favorite among blueberry enthusiasts.

  • Large and Plump: Jersey Blueberry produces large, plump berries that are a delight to pick and enjoy. Their generous size adds to their appeal for both home gardeners and commercial growers.

  • Disease Resistance: This variety boasts good resistance to common blueberry diseases, such as mummy berry and leaf spot, making it relatively easy to maintain and care for.

Cultivation and Care Requirements

  • Climate: Jersey Blueberry thrives in regions with a temperate climate. It prefers full sun exposure but can tolerate partial shade. It is important to choose a planting location with well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter.

  • Soil pH: Blueberries, including Jersey Blueberry, prefer acidic soil with a pH range of 4.5 to 5.5. Amending the soil with peat moss or sulfur can help achieve the ideal pH level.

  • Pruning: Regular pruning is essential to maintain the health and productivity of Jersey Blueberry bushes. Pruning should be done in late winter or early spring to remove dead or weak branches and promote new growth.

  • Mulching: Applying a layer of organic mulch, such as pine needles or wood chips, helps to retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and inhibit weed growth around the base of the plants.

  • Watering: Blueberry bushes need consistent moisture, especially during the fruiting season. Adequate irrigation is crucial to prevent drought stress and ensure the development of juicy, flavorful berries.

Benefits of Growing Jersey Blueberry

  • Nutrient-Packed Berries: Blueberries, including the Jersey Blueberry, are well-known for their nutritional value. They are rich in antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins, which have been linked to various health benefits, including improved cognitive function and reduced risk of chronic diseases.

  • Versatile Culinary Uses: Jersey Blueberry berries are versatile in the kitchen. They can be enjoyed fresh, added to cereals, yogurt, or smoothies, and used in a wide range of baked goods, such as muffins, pies, and pancakes.

  • Garden Aesthetics: Beyond their delectable fruit, Jersey Blueberry bushes add aesthetic appeal to your garden. Their attractive foliage, delicate white blossoms in spring, and vibrant red fall foliage make them an ornamental asset.

  • Home Gardening Joy: Growing Jersey Blueberry in your garden can be a rewarding experience. Not only do you get to savor the delicious berries, but tending to these bushes can also be a fulfilling hobby.

Jersey Blueberry is a delightful addition to any garden or orchard, offering sweet and nutritious berries that can be enjoyed in various culinary creations. With proper care and attention to its specific requirements, you can cultivate these flavorful blueberries and reap the rewards of their delectable harvest. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a beginner, Jersey Blueberry is a variety worth considering for your next fruit-bearing plant.

For more information, please enjoy our Growing Guide for planting and growing blueberries.

About Blueberries: Delicious, exceptionally nutritious, and high in bioflavanoids. 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.

Browse our collection of blueberries.

Shipping Information

Cannot ship to the following states: HI, AK, PR, GU, VI

Cannot ship via USPS.

Cannot ship via SmartPost.

Shipping Weight: 3.0 lb

Dimensions: 14.0"L x 3.0"W x 3.0"H

Features

  • Container Compatible
  • Good for Beginners
  • Heirloom
  • Long-Lived
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Suited to Cold Climates

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 4 - 8
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Spring
Blueberry Type : Northern (800 + chill hours)
Chill Hours Needed : 1000+ hours
Chill Hours Needed : 700-1000 hours
Growth Habit : Bush
Plant Quantity : Single Plant
Planting Time : Spring
Planting Time : Winter
Time to Fruit Production : 2-3 Years

Planting & Care

Useful Information

Guarantee

Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee

* Claim deadline is June 15th

We guarantee that your dormant tree or plant will arrive in good, viable condition. If your tree arrives in substandard condition, notify us within 3 days of delivery. Please email pictures of the box, inside packaging, the tree and its roots to helpdesk@groworganic.com.  We will investigate your claim and process a request to exchange or refund the damaged product.

If your dormant tree or plant has not grown new leaves by June 15th, you may be eligible for our Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee. This guarantee provides for a store credit for the purchase price of the tree, excluding shipping. Please see the Instructions below.

Important Dates:

  • April 1st Dormant trees/plants must be planted in the ground
  • May 15th Perform scratch test, if no new leaves have grown
  • June 15th Deadline to apply for a dormant tree/plant credit

All required documentation must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. Claims or documentation received after June 15th will be denied, without exception. Instructions listed below

Terms and Conditions

We cannot guarantee that your tree or plant will remain alive and healthy after it is received, or bear fruit as there are too many variables in your environment that are beyond our control (i.e. soil preparation, weed and pest control, proper irrigation, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your growing zone, proper choice of pollinator, extreme weather, rodent damage, disease, etc.). 

We cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide a replacement tree/plant of the same species either that same growing season or in future years. Customers are responsible for all shipping fees associated with replacement trees and plants. 

If we determine that the tree you purchased directly from us is not viable, we will issue you a store credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of the affected dormant tree or plant. Shipping is not included in the dormant tree/plant guarantee. Store credits can be used to purchase any product we sell and are valid for use only until July 1st of the following year.

Historically, 98% of our dormant trees and plants grow and thrive when they have been cared for and planted using our growing guides. Dormant trees and plants must be planted in the ground by April 1st in order to be eligible for credit. If the ground in your area is still frozen solid, you may temporarily plant your tree or plant in a pot. 

Potted, non-dormant trees or plants are excluded from this guarantee as they are not dormant at the time of shipment. Evergreen trees such as citrus, avocado and olive trees are not available for credit under the Dormant Tree and Plant Guarantee. 

Instructions

We guarantee that your dormant fruit tree or plant will leaf out, if you care for it according to our growing guides. In the unlikely event that your dormant tree or plant does not have leaves by May 15th, follow these simple steps to apply for a store credit:

Before you call or email, please perform a “scratch test” to determine if the tree or plant is still alive. This video shows how to check for live tissue under the bark. Scratch tests need to be done a few inches above and below the graft. 

Green Cambium Layer / Living Trees

If the cambium layer under the bark is green, give your tree a little more time. It is still alive, but hasn’t come out of dormancy yet. Check to make sure that it is getting the right amount of deep root water, enough sunlight and that the weather is warm enough for that type of tree/plant to come out of dormancy. Every tree has its own personality and will come out of dormancy at different times. Be sure to submit the required documentation listed below by June 15th, if it doesn’t grow leaves.

Brown Cambium Layer / Dead Trees

If the scratch test shows a brown cambium layer or if your dormant tree/plant doesn’t have leaves by June 1st, please email us at helpdesk@groworganic.com. All required documentation listed below must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. To be considered for the guarantee claim, all required documentation must be received by June 15th.  Incomplete submissions will be denied.

Required Documentation

  1. Order number
  2. Name of dormant tree/plant and the quantity affected
  3. Photos of each tree or plant showing: 
    1. The roots (tree or plant must be pulled out of the ground)
    2. The scratch test areas
    3. The entire tree/plant

We reserve the right to not issue credit for items that have already been replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence that the tree/plant was not killed by root rot, rodent or mechanical damage.

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