Jelly Bean Blueberry

$25.98
Item #2248.
Availability: In stock

Produces large crops of mid-summer blueberries that as sweet as homemade blueberry jelly. 


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USDA ZONES: 4-8 Outdoors
 
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Jelly Bean Blueberry is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.

Description

Vaccinium corymbosum

Jelly Bean has large, flavorful blueberries mid-summer that taste like sweet, homemade blueberry jelly. The foliage is unlike other blueberries and has unique, elongated green leaves with highlights of red in cooler climates. Try a mini-hedge along a pathway, in the landscape or in decorative patio containers.
Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Blue
Ripens:
June - July
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 4.5
Tree Size:

1.5' - 2' tall, mounded

Years to Bear:
2
Pollination:
Self Pollinating
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
N/A
Primary USDA Zone Range:
4 - 8
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
900 - 1000
Size & Spacing

1.5' - 2' tall, mounded

Plant 3' apart

Planting & Care

Blueberries do best in an acidic soil with a pH balance of 4.5-5.5. You can either purchase acidic soil or test soil that you already have. If you have a pH balance higher than 5.5, you can incorporate peat moss into the soil which is acidic and can lower the pH balance.All of the varieties in the Bushel and Berry collection will thrive in patio pots, raised beds or in the ground for years to come. If you decide to plant your Bushel and Berry plant in a pot, we would recommend the blueberries be planted in a pot that is 16-inches in diameter or larger to allow the plant room to grow. Bushel and Berry plants do best when you fertilize them each spring. Blueberry plants like acid fertilizers such as rhododendron or azalea formulations, and either granular or liquid fertilizers. They also prefer high-nitrogen organic fertilizers such as blood meal and acidic cottonseed meal. Fertilizing should be done in early spring and in late spring. Avoid fertilizing with any kind of manure as it can damage the plants. Tip: Coffee grounds are an inexpensive homemade blueberry fertilizer to help acidify soil! Occasionally scatter your spent coffee grounds on the top of the dirt to wake up your blueberry plants.Extremely cold weather may require you to protect your plants, especially in the spring when they're sprouting tender new growth. And remember, plants in patio pots are more at risk than plants in the ground. You can protect your Bushel and Berry plants from frost damage by placing a plant cover on them the afternoon before a freeze. Be sure to remove the plant cover once the freeze is over. In regions of extreme cold, it's a good idea to mulch your plants heavily around the base in the winter and give them extra water to help them produce more heat. You can also move them against a building and put a blanket or layer of insulation on them or move them into an unheated garage during the coldest conditions.

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