If you’re looking to grow your very own source of fresh, juicy blueberries, Jewel blueberries are a great choice. 

About Jewel Blueberries:

  • Latin Name: Vaccinium ‘Jewel’

  • Fruit Qualities: Light Blue, Slightly Tart Flavor

  • Berry Size: Large to Very Large

  • Size at Maturity: 5′ high and wide

  • Bloom Time: March-April

  • Ripening Time: June–July

  • Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting

  • Sun Level: Full Sun

  • Chiling Level: Low Chill

  • Hardiness: Hardy to -10° F

  • USDA Zone: 6-9

  • Sunset Western Zone: 2-9, 14-17

  • Sunset Northeast Zone: 32, 34-43

  • Pollination Requirements: Partially self-fertile. Plant another Southern Highbush variety for cross-pollinating.

Jewel Blueberry

  • 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.