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Blueberry ‘Patriot’

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.

Availability

# Description Units Available Price/Unit
Bulk
BU154BAG Blueberry 'Patriot' out of stock $82.50
BU154-1
BU154-2

Plant Details +

Size 1 YR #1
Height 4-6'
Spacing 5-8'
Hardiness Zones 3-7
Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Foliage Large, dark green
Fruit Powder-blue berries
Harvest Late mid-season

General Information +

Botanical: Vaccinium 'Patriot'

Cultivator Type: Highbush

General Characteristics: Patriot' is better adapted to grow in clay soils than most blueberries, as it's resistant to phytopthera root rot. It also gets really large berries. The 'Patriot' blueberry bush tends to be shorter and wider with more red and variable leaf colors in the autumn. Blueberries are delicious, exceptionally nutritious and high in bioflavanoids. YOU CAN PROTECT FRUIT FROM BIRDS WITH NETTING. The ornamental use of 'Patriot' is good.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems.

Planting Instructions: Prefers an acid soil. In alkaline soil, add ammonium sulfate for best results. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Add generous amounts of peat but no fertilizer when planting. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Prepare the ground well before planting. Blueberries can also be grown in large pots and containers if compost is used. Prune in winter, cutting out dead or damaged branches. In spring, feed with sulphate of ammonia, sulphate of potash, bonemeal and top-dress with compost.