Large, delicately sweet flavored berries
Patriot was selected for home gardeners who desire a cold-hardy variety that bears consistent crops. Patriot's low growing bush reflects its partial lowbush parentage. It is adaptable to many soil types and may perform better in wetter soils than many other varieties. Patriot makes an excellent container and landscape variety with its showy white blooms in the spring, dark green summer foliage, and fiery orange-red fall colors. Chill Hours: 1000+Ericaceae Vaccinium corymbosum
These low growing varieties are descended from V. angustifolium and are often simply superior cultivars of wild plants. The berries tend to be small but full of flavor. They need a long winter chill period and acidic soil to do well.
- Ease of Growing
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- Growing Habit
Blueberries are generally quite hardy. In fact, this variety requires over 1,000 "chill hours" to fruit properly the following season.
- Spring Transplant
- Growing Season
- Short, Long
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cold, Cool, Warm
Blueberries grow in acidic, well drained soil. However, for soils without proper drainage, this variety is your best bet.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 45°F - 85°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Plant your blueberries outdoors anytime the ground is not frozen (above 32˚ F)
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm)
Blueberries prefer full sun, but will tolerate light shade (they may be less productive in shade but will still produce some fruit).
Blueberries require constant moisture for maximum productivity. They are actually quite drought tolerant, though in dry situations they will produce less and grow more slowly.
Blueberries are adapted to grow on acidic soils that are fairly poor and they don't need a lot of NPK nutrients. However, they will often be more productive if fed occasionally.
- Tolerates light frost
- Small Gardens?
- Yes, but will need a large one, like a half wine barrel
Patriot blueberries are shorter than most Highbush varieties, and are well-suited for growing in a container. Select one that is wide, so the plant has room to spread out. You may still want to provide support for the bush.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Delicate, sweet berries.