Soft Fruits

Blueberries

A fruit with growing appeal

Blueberries are hot! A healthy lifestyle is more and more important. Thanks to the focus on healthy foods, vitamins and antioxidants, sales of blueberries are rising. Blueberries are perennial flowering plants that belong to the Ericaceae family. Like the rest of the family, they prefer very acidic soils.

Challenges to successful production

Highbush blueberry shrubs – one of the most common commercial varieties – usually need as much as six to eight years to reach full production. Blueberry growers can face other problems like pests, poorly developed root systems, unfavourable weather, and high labor costs.

Jiffy’s solutions

Jiffy products can help you solve these issues. Our Preforma Plugs are perfect for the propagation of tissue culture and young plants. The Jiffy portfolio also includes a high-quality substrate specially designed for the propagation of young plants. Or try our Jiffy Easyfill Growbags and other coir products, which are ideal for mid- and long-term production.

Jiffy’s best fitting solutions for growing Blueberries

The compostable classic

Jiffy Pots Original are 100% “home-compostable and approved for organic production. No chemicals are used during the manufacture of Jiffy Pots, which makes them the number-one choice for food crops.

Fast germination

Jiffy Pellets are an open-wall, net container and medium all in one. It is easy to work with, economical to ship. They are available as bulk pellets for loading yourself, but also pre-loaded into global tray standards or on a poly-roll. Available in Peat, Coco and mix substrates.

Versatile solutions

Jiffy Preforma is the tailor-made plug solution of high-quality substrates. It is bound together and well-suited to both hard-to-root cutting material or demanding mechanized handling. The binder ensures easy automation and no transplant shock.