Jewel

(US Plant Patent 11,807) was released from the University of Florida breeding program in 1998, and it is often planted in combination with ‘Emerald’ in central and north-central Florida, where it is well adapted. The plant is upright, vigorous, high yielding, and survives well in commercial fields. However, ‘Jewel’ is highly susceptible to blueberry rust leaf spot (Figure 7). and a thorough summer spray program is usually necessary to prevent early fall defoliation.

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