Jewel Southern Highbush Blueberry
Jewel blueberry produces the largest fruits of any southern highbush blueberry we’ve seen! Being partially evergreen it also makes a great landscape plant and is an excellent choice for growers in mild winter climates who might not always receive enough chill hours to grow northern highbush blueberries.
Latin Name: Vaccinium ‘Jewel’
Site and Soil: Blueberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained, acidic soil.
Pollination Requirements: Jubilee Highbush Blueberries are partially self-fertile. Plant another Southern Highbush variety for cross pollinating.
Hardiness: Baby Blues is hardy to -10° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 5′ high and wide
Bloom Time: March-April
Ripening Time: June–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: 6-9
Sunset Western Zone: 2-9, 14-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 32, 34-43