Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit!
‘Patriot’ is great for northern climates and has the biggest, juiciest berries ever! Blueberries are naturally high in anti-oxidants! Blueberries are extremely nutritious and have a high vitamin content. Excellent in pies and makes delicious jams and preserves. Best of all, bake your own Blueberry Muffins! Blueberries are rapidly increasing in interest since they are so popular and reliable.
The ‘Patriot’ variety has been hybridized to adapt to the very northern climates of our country. Very winter hardy to -30 degrees or lower (Zone 3-7). Patriot has large fruit that is nice, firm and flavorful. The berry is formed on tight clusters. This is a great choice for the fresh or U-Pick markets because of the size and quality of the fruit. Patriot is also very nice used as an ornamental bush with the desired characteristics for attractive landscape plants. It also has good disease resistance. Flowers provide nectar for native bees, butterflies and other pollinators. The fruit is also loved by birds and other wildlife. Set plants out as early as possible in the spring. Prune branches back about 1/2 their length at planting time with no further pruning required the next 3 years. Prune annually thereafter during the dormant period.