2 year plant 12″
Rubel is a native selected from the pine barrens of New Jersey. This cultivar obtained commercial acceptance in the early 1900s and is still produced by blueberry growers today. The fruits are small and so flavorful that one of our long time friends requests that I only give her fruits of the Rubel variety. She claims Rubel makes the best pies and pastries. The bush grows tall, up and 8 feet high, and spreads outward to 4 feet. Yields are consistently high, up to 15 pounds of fruit per year. Rubel is a great ornamental shrub. The long slender deep green leaves will turn a burgundy red in the autumn and red twigs in the winter. Flowers in the spring are numerous with sweet aroma. Hardiness Zones 4-8.