VACCINIUM corymbosum BLUEBERRY Jersey 3L
Mid-late season variety with a tall, erect growth habit. A favourite with home gardeners with its high yield of sweet, small-medium sized fruit. Jersey is one of the most dependable varieties available producing consistently high yields of fruit. The fruit hangs in loose clusters for easy picking. The glossy green leaves turn bright yellow in autumn. An old-time favourite variety, late ripening, ideal for extending the season. Eventual height: 1.8m (6ft). Eventual spread: 1.5m (5ft). Cropping season: August. Self fertile.
This plant is supplied in a 3L pot.
Plant 1.5m (5ft) apart in rows 2m (6ft) apart.
Plant in an open sunny spot in a moist acid, but well-drained soil. Can also be sucessfully grown in pots with ericaceous compost.
Soak the root-ball before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root-ball or pot. Mix an organic soil improver and general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly with lime-free water until established.
Thin out dense bushes by reducing branches by one-third every 2-3 years in winter. Apply a general fertiliser in spring.