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Bushel and Berry® Jelly Bean® Blueberry

Item #135144, 1 Quart Pot.
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Great for landscaping and in patio pots. Foliage is light green with red tips throughout the growing season. Transitions to yellow and red in the fall. Compact, half-high bush produces bumper crops of sweet, flavorful blueberries. Grows well in containers! Cold hardy. Ripens in late July to early August. Self-pollinating. May be covered by USPP #24,662 or other patents. ZF06-179 cultivar.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late July To Early August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Sandy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 4.5 - 5.5
Taste Sweet/juicy
Texture Firm, Juicy
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 12 - 24" tall x 12 - 24" wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 2 - 3' apart to ensure room for growth.


This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow blueberry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Trusted gardening friend recommended to me
Danielle M on May 5, 2020
I wanted a potable dwarf blueberry plant for my deck.
Jennifer P on Apr 26, 2020
Trusted gardening friend recommended to me
Danielle M on May 5, 2020
I wanted to put the blueberries in containers so I can find the best place in my yard to place them. Also it is smaller for my in town space
Cheryl P on Apr 27, 2020
I wanted a potable dwarf blueberry plant for my deck.
Jennifer P on Apr 26, 2020
size, landscaping appeal, and soil and care needs
Karen H on Apr 19, 2020
Just for fun - I have not had success growing blueberries in the ground so I'm excited to try them in a container!
Heather K on Apr 8, 2020
because it is self pollinating
Holly W on Apr 2, 2020
Because it can be grown in pots and only have my balcony available for growing.
Meagan N on Mar 27, 2020
compact nature, want to raise in large tub to keep weeds down and ease of picking.
derek a on Mar 27, 2020
We love blueberries, but didn't want to plant directly into the ground because of the soil acidity requirement. The patio/deck idea sounds great.
Darla L on Mar 11, 2020
I have small gardening space.
Sandra K on Feb 23, 2020
Daughters love Raspberry and Blueberry. Going to let them plant and enjoy.
Michael S on Feb 23, 2020
Liked the name!
Martha S on Nov 21, 2019
like the barrell option
Michael G on Nov 12, 2019
Because it is a small plant and I will be able to move around my property for best growing spot
KATHERINE L on Nov 11, 2019
Just to try. Like the description of dual use of fruit and ornamental.
MARIA G on Nov 4, 2019
Quick fruit production
Justin E on Oct 26, 2019
same as what I said with the peaches and the fact that I do not need as many blueberries as I do other fruit.
Esther M H on Oct 26, 2019
My last blueberries didn't survive. I want to try another variety to see if I can be more successful.
Janet W on Oct 20, 2019
Same as above.
PHILLIP C on Sep 30, 2019
I have wanted to plant blueberry bushes for a long time. These give me the option to have them close to the house without having them in the hard clay soil that is all around my foundation. The other option was to plant them in "the back 40" but then i would have to watch that the deer did not eat everything off the bushes in my
patch. I have vegetable gardens that are 4' x 12' raised beds. The variety in my own yard is what I have always wanted!
Scott F on Aug 28, 2019
I want to grow blueberries in a pot
Jerry W on Aug 28, 2019
It is container-friendly; I want fresh fruit; and I have a Climate Victory Garden!
Jody Z on Aug 9, 2019
wanted a container plant
Sandra P on Aug 1, 2019
I chose this plant because it is described as growing only to a maximum of 2 feet tall. I also like that I can keep it in a pot. I have a difficult spot to put a plant and this height plant in a pot will be perfect.
Helen B on Jul 17, 2019
Can plant in a pot and is self pollinating
Denise b on Jul 12, 2019
This line of plants has been especially good for me in the hot southwest. I currently have been enjoying the peach sorbet one and wanted to add to my collection. This hopefully will increase my yield when paired with my others and I don't want to have to ever buy from the grocery store again because the flavor and texture of the one I have right now is superb.
Sarah S on Jul 7, 2019
Rare hard to find specimen quality edible eye candy! Best deal you will find at the best quality.
antonio s on May 30, 2019
It???s too cute! How can you not get a blueberry shrub called ???Jellybean????
Diane G on May 22, 2019
Great as an edible landscape plant.
Tramecya B on May 8, 2019
Because I can grow it in a pot on my deck.
Jackson F on May 5, 2019
low growing
Betty F on Oct 20, 2018
Wanted a dwarf plant with large berries for containers.
NANCY H on Jul 31, 2018
Wanted small, edible landscape plants
LORI R on Mar 30, 2017
I wanted a blueberry I could grow in a container. This one is perfect!
ANITA M on Feb 28, 2016
I wanted a second but smaller berry bush, hopefully an attractive plant, to put in container or ground near front door with sweet berries and nice fall color.
Barbara G on Feb 23, 2016
I wanted to put the blueberries in containers so I can find the best place in my yard to place them. Also it is smaller for my in town space
Cheryl P on Apr 27, 2020
size, landscaping appeal, and soil and care needs
Karen H on Apr 19, 2020
How quickly do they grow? How much sooner will the gallon produce fruit?
Darleen R on Feb 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! Our Brazelerries will typically take 1-2 years to reach maturity and bear fruit. The small gallon container can reach maturity approximately one season sooner than the quart size container.
I live in zone 6, can I leave the jelly bean blueberry bush outside in the pot all year?
Chris G on Jun 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I too live in zone 6, and I leave mine outside in their containers in a sheltered north-facing area. If it gets extra-cold, like into single digits, I do bring them inside my unheated garage.
How many blueberries can I expect from one jelly bean blueberry plant?
Lisa C on Jun 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is my first full season with mine, it looks like I'll get a third -half a quart possibly a little more full grown maybe a quart conservatively excited to see my self
I am in zone 4. What should I do to "winterize" these container jellybean brazelberries?
wildething on Oct 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry! If grown in a container, you can bring this plant inside an unheated shed or garage during the winter while it is dormant.
Do these do best grown in pots?
SuseyQ on May 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Their size is highly suitable for growing in containers, but you can certainly grow them in the ground if you prefer.
Might be a silly question but do you pick them when they are blue? They were tart
Jan S on Jul 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sounds like you picked them too early. The darker they get the sweeter they tend to be. I???m in zone 6b and mine are blue but not ready to be picked yet. Good rule of thumb is to try one and see where it???s at prior to picking them all. If it???s tart leave them for a while.
Looks like suckers coming from roots. Should I get rid of them or let them keep growing?
Chase G on Apr 9, 2020
What gallon size container for each plant at maturity?
Jshilo on Mar 31, 2020
BEST ANSWER: My plants are in the ground & have not reached full size because the rabbits find them so delicious.
Would it be best to plant this along side another variety, or would another of this type be considered a pollinating partner?
Kelly H on Apr 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have mine planted in an area where it is next to two other types of blueberry
bushes but since it is self pollinating it probably would not make much difference.
How soon will the start producing after you plant?
Mary S on Jan 11, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. These should be ready to bear fruit in 1-2 years.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Best time to plant blueberries?
George F on May 17, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees:
1) when the ground is not frozen.
2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F.
3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
What size container should these be planted in?
Anne A on Apr 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We recommend replanting in a 12???16??? container using good-quality potting soil. As your plant matures, you will likely need to put it in a 20???24??? diameter container. Your plant will start producing fruit in the second year.
Will this live in a container over the winter in Oklahoma City / Edmond Oklahoma?
Patty B on Apr 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We recommend replanting in a 12???16??? container using good-quality potting soil. As your plant matures, you will likely need to put it in a 20???24??? diameter container. Your plant will start producing fruit in the second year.You can grow almost anything in a container! This excellent article will answer your questions and provide good advice. Please see "Growing Fruit Trees in Containers" //
What type of pot do these come in? Is it usable as is at first, or will I need to purchase additional pots (Sending as a gift).
NYC123 on Jan 30, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. These are potted in a plastic container that can be used for a brief amount of time but you'll want to step these up into a larger pot sooner rather than later.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
which type of blueberries are good for zone 9?
Barb K on Jul 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Sunshine, Misty and Jubilee will all do well in Zone 9.
What are good companion pollinators for jelly bean and patriot blueberries?
juliegrace on Mar 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You can just plant two of the same variety. Blueberries pollinate differently than fruit trees and don't require a different variety. If you'd like something different, choose a late bloomer like Herbert for the Jelly Bean and a mid-season bloomer like Bluecrop or Blueray.
I've got a blueberry bush I purchased last spring and let it winter outside next to the house under the overhang and it did ok. I need to re-pot it and don't know of I should wait until spring or do it now before winter. It'l be outside again this winter?
Joe M on Oct 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Joe. The test should be if the pot is root-bound. If that's why you need to re-pot it, it's best to do it now or the plant will suffer additional stress over the cold months. It's a great idea to keep it under your overhang to give it some kind of shelter.
I am in 5B. Bought 2 gal bushel and berry for outside deck. How can I overwinter it?
Jean S on Jun 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: In your zone, you'll need to move it to an unheated garage or shed for the winter and insulate it with a tarp or old blanket. When temperatures are consistently in the 50s, you can bring it back outside. Be sure to give it a good drink of water at the end of fall and when you bring it back outside again.
I purchased one of these plants last year and so far it has not grown any leaves, is it dead? I loved this blueberry plant last year and have been hoping it would start growing soon
Melzor3 on May 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The first thing to do is check the soil pH. If it's not between 4.5 and 5.0, that's why it's not growing. You will need some soil acidifier and some blueberry fertilizer to keep the soil pH low.
Can these be planted in self watering planters?
Michele on Feb 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry. I am attaching a link to some great information regarding planting blueberry plants in containers. You will find the information under the header, "Container-Growing." // Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. A self-watering container would work just as well as one you would manually water.
I purchased a jellybean and sunshine, do recommend growing them in the same planter or separate planters?
Ayana D on Apr 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Separate planters would be best for the plants. Sunshine Blue gets somewhat larger than Jelly Bean, so, unless they're planted at least 3 feet apart, there may be issues with crowding and shading.

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Brazel Berries
They are putting out theirs 1st leaves now. Pots are the way to go if you need PH-7 in the Dallas Area. I strongly recommend a self watering pot or system. Because of their small size I am using this plant for a second floor balcony Garden. Hope to know more by next spring.
Had great luck with the raspberry from their line. It is getting transplanted this year into a larger pot. Will be making a great pot accent for the front drive up. Buy the way this is taking Morning and noon sun. Looking forward to trying more in the Line.
May 9, 2016
over 4 years ago
Jelly Bean Blueberry/want more
I planted several jelly bean blueberry plants last spring, I just checked on them today....they are all leafing out and have small flower buds starting as well...I'm hoping for a few berry this year....I am very satisfied with them....I do have some large blue berry bushes which seem to be a little slower to leaf out then these little guys.. I will be purchasing a few more to fill in an area near my espalier apple trees....
May 5, 2017
over 4 years ago
Best looking plant ever!
Okay, These blueberry bushes showed up as green as green gets. They were pruned perfectly. I have them in large decorative pots. This is my second year having them! They have flowers! This means blueberries are soon to come! I had fear of ordering online because of past experiences with other companies, not to mention you can not see what you are getting. It was a good price and not much of a risk. Turns out, not a risk at all. They were the best looking blueberry bushes I had ever seen! I look at a lot of plants, and I have 5 blueberry bushes. These by far were the healthiest looking plants, I had even laid my eyes on!! And they are mine !!! Yes!!!
May 10, 2018
over 3 years ago
Slow start but doing great now!
This blueberry showed only a little growth last year, never really filling the pot. However, it made it through an unusually tough Winter and has already grown more this Spring than all of last year, with blossoms and the promise of future fruit.
May 3, 2017
over 4 years ago
Slow growth
The plants arrived looking very healthy and ready to grow further. However, was very disappointed that they sat stagnant all summer long. Grew very little even into fall. Hoping that now that they have been in the ground a full year, they will start growing and producing.
May 3, 2018
over 3 years ago
Not happy
Blueberry plant has been in the ground in a sunny location. It has barely grown at all and hasn’t produced a single berry. Very disappointed. I really thought it was going to be great but it hasn’t been a winner
May 2, 2019
over 2 years ago
Response from Stark Bro's
I am very sorry that you are having issues. Blueberry plants are at their best when growing in acidic soil. They prefer soil with a pH of 4.5 to 5.5. If your soil is not acidic enough consider adding Soil Acidifier.
May 2, 2019
Tabitha R
Too early to tell. Appears to have lots of buds. Planted last year, so nothing yet.Thanks
May 3, 2017
over 4 years ago
Plants arrived mostly dead
Three weeks later, they’re still not looking great. They’ve got a couple leaves each...very disappointing for what they cost.

I also ordered sunshine blueberry which arrived very healthy looking, those are all doing great and will get a 5 star rating.
May 14, 2020

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