Fragaria ‘Jewel’ – June-bearing Strawberry 1-Quart


A Cornell University introduction in the mid 1980s, ‘Jewel’ has large, juicy berries with superb flavor and textural quality. They are great eaten fresh and freeze well, and they resist rotting in storage. It is widely adapted, hardy and consistently produces very good yields. In numerous evaluations, ‘Jewel’s’ fresh fruit flavor consistently ranked among the best. A taste panel in 1984 gave ‘Jewel’ the highest score for fresh fruit quality out of 21 entries. Taste panels evaluating frozen fruit in 1982 and 1983 determined that ‘Jewel’ was among the eight entries rated good or very good for frozen fruit quality, among 29 entries.

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  • Strawberries require 6-10 hours a day of direct sunlight.
  • They will do best in a sandy loam soil and adding some aged manure and/or compost before planting is recommended.  Mulch with chopped straw, leaves or shredded wood.
  • The soil pH should be between 5.5 and 7.
  • Strawberries need well-drained conditions so raised beds or containers are a good option.