Bluejay Northern Highbush Blueberry
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.
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Latin Name: Vaccinium corymbosum
Site and Soil: full sun and well-drained, acidic soil.
Pollination Requirements: Blueberries are partially 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
Care: Fertilize in early spring with a granular or liquid acid fertilizer. In late winter prune out any dead branches. After harvest, prune non fruit-bearing branches, leaving new branches to fruit the following season.
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