Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum 'Patriot'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vaccinium (vak-SIN-ee-um) (Info)
Species: corymbosum (kor-rim-BOW-sum) (Info)
Cultivar: Patriot

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Blue-Green

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

4.5 or below (very acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

South China, Maine

Annapolis, Maryland

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Greenville, New Hampshire

Buffalo, New York

Honeoye, New York

Rochester, New York

Portland, Oregon

Brookhaven, Pennsylvania

Bellingham, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

Washburn, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
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Positive

On Jun 24, 2012, Dosetaker from Mason, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Finishes early here in New Hampshire, I was able to pick em just about clean in the last week of June 2012. Large berries that are quite sweet, not the sweetest I've ever tried, but far from the most tart. Looking forward to my 'Patriot' bushes getting larger and producing even more fruit in the coming years.

Positive

On Jun 27, 2008, soivos from Annapolis, MD wrote:

'Patriot' is an excellent blueberry to plant in conjuction with 'Jersey for a slightly longer harvest.
Compared to 'Jersey' the 'Patriot' blueberry sets fruit and ripens a little earlier, the fruits are a little larger and more tart.
The 'Patriot' blueberry bush tends to be shorter and wider with more red and variable leaf colors in the autumn.

Neutral

On Mar 6, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Univ of Maine selection is hardy to zone 4.

Positive

On Aug 8, 2005, woodspirit from Honeoye, NY wrote:

Patriot is better adapted to grow in clay soils than most blueberries, as it's resistant to phytopthera root rot. Also gets really large berries here in western ny. Mine get to be as large as grapes.