Bluejay Northern Highbush Blueberry has a delicately sweet flavor and the incredible ability to retain quality while hanging on the bush for extended periods of time. After harvest the branches turn bright yellow and the leaves change from light green to shades of yellow and orange.
Latin Name: Vaccinium corymbosum
Site and Soil: full sun and well-drained, acidic soil.
Pollination Requirements: Blueberries are self-fertile. Plant two varieties for greater fruit production.
Hardiness: hardy to -15° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 4-6′ in height and 3-4′ wide.
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: July
Yield: 15-20 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Blueberries are not bothered by significant pest or disease problems. Scare birds away with Mylar Flash Tape or deter them by covering your plants with netting.
USDA Zone: 5-8