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Like having a fresh blueberry stand in your garden! Enjoy long harvests of flavorful blueberries that hang well right on the bush. These vigorous plants also make a lovely addition to any yard, especially in fall, when the leaves turn yellow and orange. Perfect for northern gardeners. Resists cracking. Introduced in 1978. Cold-hardy. Ripens in July. Self-pollinating.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 4.5 - 5.5
Taste Mild
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 4 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 7
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 6 - 7' tall x 3 - 4' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 3 - 4' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow blueberry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

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Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Just good rich blueberry. Perfect for pies, and the local wildlife love them.
Travis L on Feb 8, 2019
What to try this variety.
Donna P on Apr 27, 2016
Just good rich blueberry. Perfect for pies, and the local wildlife love them.
Travis L on Feb 8, 2019
There were a number of good reviews, and I have half a dozen different varieties, so still testing...
MONT S on Aug 8, 2018
What to try this variety.
Donna P on Apr 27, 2016
Previously ordered. Great berry
Tim J on Apr 5, 2016
There were a number of good reviews, and I have half a dozen different varieties, so still testing...
MONT S on Aug 8, 2018
Previously ordered. Great berry
Tim J on Apr 5, 2016
Why no berries second year?
Jackie on Jun 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There are a couple of reasons why you might not have gotten berries: ph level, moisture, stresses during flowering, variety, etc. I have four plants, two produced berries--though a very few--the summer after being planted. Two did not. I would check the ph to make sure the soil acidity is good and watch how often you water and then plan for berries next year.
What tip of soil does the bluejay blueberry go in?
Evelyn J on Aug 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Blueberry plants like acidic soil, between 4.5 and 5.5. They will languish in normal garden soil, so a soil acifidier is usually needed to lower the pH.
what is the best way to acidify the soil for blueberries? currently 7.0
john m on Mar 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: An acidic fertilizer is good for maintaining acidity, but not lowering the pH to begin with. You need a soil acidifier, which you can find here: //
Pounds per acre of fruit ?
Don A on Oct 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Mature plantings of Bluejay may yield up to 6,000 pounds per acre (or more), assuming good growing conditions and management.
Are Bluejay BB good producers? Or not so much. V
Cheryl A on May 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They are supposed to be. This is really our first season that we will get any yield.

Customer Reviews

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Blue jay blueberry
Well frankly not satisfied with the product size or vigor. The 4" size was a twig, and the "gallon" size was a root bound 4 inch pot transplanted very recently into A 2 1/2 quart pot. The former plant just lifted out roots in all from the "gallon" in the shape and dimension of the 4 inch pot. Hardly what one expects. And not to belabor the point, 2 1/2 quart is a lot closer to a half gallon than a gallon. All in all not what I'm used to from this company. Hopefully not a new trend
May 3, 2017
over 2 years ago
Response from Stark Bro's
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May 10, 2017
Brenda H Staff
Looking good
The first year we bought I was a little concerned they wouldn't make it and didn't seem to grow much. This is the second year now and they are growing like crazy now. They have already doubled in size by mid May.
May 23, 2016
over 3 years ago
Came back!
Bought this last year and it established itself well. Looks hardy this spring even though it is still small. Hoping to get some blueberries from it this year.
May 17, 2016
over 3 years ago
Great quality
Very healthy blueberries. I bought two Bluejay bushes from Stark brothers and two Rubel bushes from another nursery. Those from Stark brothers look great, the others are struggling. I will definitely be a repeat customer.
May 12, 2017
over 2 years ago
bluejay blueberry
It is great just what I would expect from Stark Brothers
May 4, 2016
over 4 years ago
Blue jay Blueberry
I checked this one and it looks as if it's coming back. We had a fierce winter so I'm happy with the response
May 9, 2018
1 year ago
In 2014 made a purchase of two blueberry plants. They are growing better than I thought they would considering their small size when I got them. Hopefully they will produce lots of berry's in 2017 as it takes that long to get them fruit berring.
I also bought grape starts several years ago and hopefully with weather permitting I will see grapes this year. I would recommend stark's. They are experienced growers. Tony Streacker.
May 23, 2016
over 3 years ago
Doing well
It's growing well I made sure the starts were well drained and amended the soil.
May 29, 2016
over 3 years ago
Bluejay Blueberry
Plants arrived promptly and in good shape. They are in the ground and seem to be doing well.
May 5, 2016
over 2 years ago
I bought three.
They were smaller than I expected. I fenced them. Two are doing well, but one doesn't look great - but that could be that it got browsed somehow.
May 24, 2016
over 3 years ago