Jelly Bean® Blueberry Tree

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Jelly Bean® Blueberry

Vaccinium ‘ZF06-179’ PP24,662, CPBR#5496
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A jelly belly full of blueberries! In July, enjoy masses of blooming berries on this compact shrub, perfectly sized for a patio container on your summer deck or in garden beds. This low maintenance plant features dainty white bell flowers in mid-spring, adding a touch of pink for a sunkissed glow - bursting into an abundance of berries for its dwarf size, and a sweetness like handfuls of jelly beans! When autumn comes around, and all berries have been enjoyed, the glossy foliage gives way to an outstanding crimson red color. Bushel and Berry® Jelly Bean® Blueberry may be small but is packed full of beauty and deliciousness! 

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The Story

Jelly Bean was born in 2006 under the reference name of ‘ZF06-179’ created by David Brazelton and Adam Wagner of Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc. This fun blueberry is a cross between Vaccinum corymbosum and Vaccinum augustifolium that were placed into a special breed program. During the breeding process, two of Brazelton and Wagner’s other varieties, ‘Tophat’ and ‘Polaris’, were used to create the Jelly Bean Blueberry that we know today. Jelly Bean was patented in 2014 and is ideal for home gardeners.

The Details

Blueberries have never tasted so good! Jelly Bean blueberries are like snacking on fresh, homemade blueberry jelly just in fruit form. A very yummy fruit that you'll want to plant everywhere! The foliage is just as unique as the berries, as the leaves are elongated and deep green. Cooler climates may see lines of reds highlighting the leaves as well. A great addition as a hedge, or lining a border, this blueberry will good great anywhere without being unsightly.

Height: 1-2 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft
Exposure: Full Sun
Foliage: Green, sometimes has Red highlights
Zones: 4-8"

How to Grow

Acid soil is key to growing Blueberries successfully. These peat-loving Accents require very low–pH conditions in order to thrive. If your soil isn’t naturally acidic, you may want to grow Jelly Bean Blueberry in a large container or raised bed. Give it all-day sun if possible and use lots of organic matter—both as a soil amendment and as mulch. Water weekly if no rain falls.

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