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Blueberry, Jewel (E)
Jewel Blueberry

Blueberry, Jewel (E)

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On sale: $20.00 $16.00
Pick-up from Nursery Lot in JANUARY.

NEW FOR 2024!! Jewel: A Southern highbush blueberry.
Specifically picked for general Phoenix Area by our Dave Wilson rep. One of California’s leading commercial varieties due to its high adaptability. Exceptional growth and high yields. Recommend large containers for best results. Self Fruitful.
(E) Experimental. More details below.
Item#: DP-BerBlu-Jew
Availability = Taking pre-orders for January. LIMITED Supply. Does not ship. Local pick up ONLY.
Sold as = Potted, 4" x 4" x 9" container
Chill Hours = 200
Fertility = (S) Self Fruitful
Projected Harvest = June.
Special Note = (E) Experimental due to additional growing care (see description below)

A Southern Highbush. One of California’s leading commercial varieties due to its high adaptability. Exceptional growth and high yields. Midseason harvest of large to very large berries with tangy sweet flavor. Chill requirement estimated at 200 hours. Self-fruitful, zones 7-10.

CAUTION this is a heads-up that this product is an experiment in the Valley of the Sun. We have heard from people being successful with blueberries, however not enough to suggest this fruit to our typical new fruit growers.  Following the directions below will significantly increase your chances of success.

To make growing blueberries easier here in our valley, do NOT plant them in the ground!! Blueberries make a wonderful container plant and are ornamental as well as productive.

Blueberries like a low PH of 4.5 to 6.0, with 5.5 being optimal, and they like to grow in actively decomposing organic matter.  Soil sulfur needed to achieve 4.5 pH (in teaspoons per cubic foot of soil mix). Check carefully when selecting fertilizers: the nitrogen must not be from nitrate, which can be deadly to blueberries (don't find out the hard way!)

Check out this link on Dave Wilson's website for more detailed info - 

So here is what you need to know about blueberries before you press the go button. They are experimental and you will need to grow them in a pot. Here are your directions:

  • The soil in your pot needs to be:
    • 1/3 peat
    • 1/3 ground forest bark
    • 1/3 of a porous media - pearllite, pumice or sand based potting soil
  • Use a Humic Acid based fertilizer Tom likes the product called Gro Power Flower & Bloom 3-12-12.  We recommend SOUL and ESSENCE.
  • Feed your Blueberries every two months (Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct).
  • They need to be containerized in a large container of at least 30 gallon capacity.
  • Put all 3 varieties in 1 container.
  • MUST be well drained and must kept acidic!
  • Partial shade to most sun with shade in the mid to late afternoon.

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Taking orders for January 2024. Does not ship. Local pick up ONLY.

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