Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Perennial
Growing Habit
Bush
Hardiness
Hardy

Blueberries are generally quite hardy. In fact, this variety requires over 1,000 "chill hours" to fruit properly the following season.

Crops
Spring Transplant
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
Early
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
30°F

Plant your blueberries outdoors anytime the ground is not frozen (above 32˚ F)

Start Indoors
No
Start Outdoors
No
Light
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).

Water
Moderate

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.

Feeder
Moderate

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.

Suitability
Tolerates light frost
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
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?
No
Color
Gray-blue
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
36.0-60.0"
Plant Diameter
24.0-48.0"
Hardiness Zone
3-7
Disease Resistance
-
Taste Profile

Delicate, sweet berries.