Patriot Blueberry Plug
Also known as Highbush Blueberry.
Patriot is an early variety released by the University of Maine, where growing seasons are short and winter hardiness is a must. This variety is vigorous and grows upright to a height of 4–6 feet. Patriot adapts to many different soil types and has performed better in heavier soil than some other varieties. The fruit is large and has very good flavor.
Ships as plug plant at 1.5 years old.
Cell grown transplant.
Blueberry plants bear fruit 1 year after planting.
Although blueberries are self-fertile, cross -pollination produces the best fruit crop (larger berries and larger yields). For optiomal pollination and yield, plant more than one variety with the same bloom time.
A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in well-drained, moisture-retentive, organically rich, acidic soil.
No serious pest or disease issues. Watch out for vine weevil, powdery mildew, chlorosis (mangaese and iron deficiencies).
Attracts Birds and Butterflies.
Berry size: Large
Best in Zones 4-7
Freezing Quality: Excellent
Winter Hardy: Excellent
Maturity Height: 3-5 Feet
Soil pH level: 4.5 - 4.8
Early season producer