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Jewel Blueberry Shrub
Great for Hot Climates!

Jewel Blueberry Shrub

Trees and shrubs
Item # 28582
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Tart, juicy, delectably sweet berries!

Developed by the University of Florida to have a very low chill requirement.
Developed by the University of Florida with a very low chill requirement, this hard worker sets masses of big, light blue, delectably tart berries early in the season. The plant is very vigorous and dependable.

Jewel sets fruit in late spring and early summer, thriving in any sunny garden spot. You will love these berries straight from the bush, but they're also great for canning and freezing. Once you've harvested your first crop of Jewel, you'll wonder how you ever got by without it!

Reliably hardy through zone 10, Jewel is a warm-weather treasure. Zones 8-10.

Genus Vaccinium
Species corymbosum
Variety Jewel
ItemForm Trees and shrubs
Zone 8 - 10
BloomStartToEnd Mid Spring
Habit Mound-shaped
PlantHeight 6 ft - 8 ft
AdditionalCharacteristics Berries, Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Fast Growing
BloomColor White
FoliageColor Dark Green
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cuisine, Hedge
Restrictions Canada, California, Hawaii, Michigan, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Washington, Guam, Virgin Islands

How many years before fruiting plants bear their first crop?

For fruiting plants such as blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, fig, honeyberry, cranberry, and grape, it takes 2 years to bear the first crop. That does not mean you may not get some fruit before then. Depending on the size and maturity of the plant shipped, you may get at least a few pieces of fruit or a small quantity produced the first year. But, by the second year, you should have your first real crop of fruit to enjoy and fruit production will increase every year thereafter.
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