Jubilee Southern Highbush Blueberry
A tough and resilient southern highbush blueberry, Jubilee was selected in Mississippi where it thrives in heavy soils, summer heat and sudden early frosts. Performs very well in the southeast but has also proven itself a winner along the West Coast so long as they receive at least 500 chill hours. Large clusters ripen mid season.
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Latin Name: Vaccinium ‘Jubilee’
Site and Soil: Blueberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained, acidic soil.
Pollination Requirements: Partially self-fertile. Plant another Southern Highbush variety for cross pollinating.
Hardiness: 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
Fruit Size: Medium- Large
Yield: 15-20 lbs.
Care: Blueberries prefer acidic soil (pH 4.5-5.5). 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.
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