Jewel June Bearing Strawberry
Jewel strawberry is a superb all-around strawberry for fresh eating, freezing, fruit salads, U-picks and jams. The aromatic large berries make it a favorite for fresh eating but is firm enough to hold up in canning or for fresh markets. A favorite of commercial growers as well as home gardeners.
Sweet and flavorful, Strawberries are the most popular small fruit in home gardens. Grow them in small places like flower borders or even in attractive containers on your patio, deck or balcony.
Latin Name: Fragaria x ananassa
Site and Soil: Strawberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Strawberries are self fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to -30° F
Bearing Age: 1st year after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6-8″ in height.
Bloom Time: March – April
Ripening Time: June
Yield: 1 pint
Pests & Diseases: Strawberries are highly resistant to pests and viruses. Use straw mulch to keep berries off of soil and to deter slugs.
USDA Zone: 4-8