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Quarter-size berries! This variety is big and bountiful — the largest early-season blueberry. The fruit has an outstanding flavor fresh, baked, and in preserves. Freezes well too! Tolerates moisture, including clay type soils. As a landscape bonus, the plant features snowy blossoms in early summer and stunning orange leaves in fall. Introduced in 1976. Disease-resistant to root rot. Cold-hardy. Ripens in June. Self-pollinating, but will yield larger crops if you plant two or more.


Bloom Color Pink, White
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest June
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 4.5 - 5.5
Taste Sweet, Mild
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 3 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 7
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 3 - 5' tall x 3 - 4' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 3 - 4' apart to ensure room for growth.


This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best results.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow blueberry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Good blueberry for colder climates
JAMES K on Oct 14, 2019
Characteristics: large, disease resistant, sweet, great foliage.
Juan J on Sep 2, 2019
Good blueberry for colder climates
JAMES K on Oct 14, 2019
Joseph M on Sep 20, 2019
Characteristics: large, disease resistant, sweet, great foliage.
Juan J on Sep 2, 2019
Great bush that has a great yield and wonderful flavor
Paul M on Apr 28, 2019
I have soil that has quite a bit of clay. This variety suggested tolerance of clay soil.
Martha C on Apr 28, 2019
Cold hardy.
JEFFREY T on Apr 21, 2019
Lady from Garden Answer recommended.
Sheril V on Apr 18, 2019
I have Patriots and they do well.
K K on Apr 9, 2019
They will survive in Alaska.
Nancy H on Apr 6, 2019
size and flavor
Susan M on Apr 5, 2019
rated best flavor and had lots of different colors of the plant in several seasons
Gerald A on Apr 2, 2019
Tolerates heavier soils better
LINDA H on Mar 29, 2019
large edible fruit, adding to existing patriot blueberry plants
Russell S on Mar 17, 2019
Have two other bushes like this. Love the fruit.
Pamela T on Mar 17, 2019
I chose the three blueberry plants to spread out the ripening times over the summer.
Gwen S on Mar 13, 2019
Patriot will withstand wet conditions.
Ruth C on Feb 16, 2019
I love blueberry's, and a good friend of ours recommended these two variety's. For a long season of fruiting.
NANNETTE M on Jan 19, 2019
I want "edible landscaping"
Joseph V on Apr 10, 2018
Already have some patriot wanted to add more
ALAN G on Feb 3, 2018
chose this primarily for the orange foliage in the fall
JEFFREY K on Oct 23, 2017
Because it is quarter sized berries and should grow and produce in my area.
Mavis B on Jul 31, 2017
Planted two of these two years ago and they taste amazing in pancakes. Had room for one more plant so I had to fill it
JOHN W on Apr 23, 2017
Good for Missouri planting. I took a class at the MO Botantical garden. And it was on sale.
Patrick A on Feb 27, 2017
old favorite, need to build my new blueberry bed with a few favorites
Pamela Q on Feb 20, 2017
Believed this to be the right blueberry for our area and early in the season. Hoping it will produce many blueberries. Reviews were positive.
Neal P on Oct 29, 2016
Cold hardy
Kim W on Jul 29, 2016
Good old reliable variety. If you treat your soil to the correct ph levels, this one will always do you right. Just be patient - you won't get 5 foot bushes overnight. Make sure and give them plenty of real estate - they have shallow but wide root systems.
Jon R on Jul 20, 2016
extra-large berries
RONALD M on Jul 5, 2016
This is a hardy plant, recommended to us by friends. As well, the Patriot blueberries have a reputation for freezing well and are excellent for baking.
Michelle M on May 11, 2016
Per MSU these are supposed to produce great in Michigan
NATHANIEL E on May 10, 2016
I have clay type soil :( so I think I will have a better chance at having these grow
RYAN B on May 9, 2016
Size of berries
Michael L E on May 8, 2016
Large production
Bill H on May 7, 2016
I'm short and I wanted a second type for better pollination. This also had large fruit and shorter heighth so I can pick 'em.
Wade C on Apr 17, 2016
Ive tried several variety, 3500 Ft NC mountains, these do best
Anthony M on Apr 17, 2016
A friend highly recommended this berry
Tim J on Apr 5, 2016
Have had success with this variety in the past.
Barry M on Apr 5, 2016
wanting to add some edibles to perernial garden, this variety seems like a good start
Chris T on Apr 5, 2016
Most adaptable for our soil conditions
Carol K on Mar 12, 2016
easy care not susceptible to problems
Bonnie N on Mar 4, 2016
Joseph M on Sep 20, 2019
Great bush that has a great yield and wonderful flavor
Paul M on Apr 28, 2019
Would Patriot be a good pollinator for Duke and Bluecrop?
karen f on Mar 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Karen - The important thing to know about pollination is the time the plant blooms. Some blueberry varieties are considered early and some mid and late seasoned. I???m quite sure Patriot is considered an early bloomer along with Duke, but I think Bluecrop is a mid season variety. I hope this helps you. . . enjoy them. I have 25 14 year old blueberry plants and they are wonderful. I just introduced a couple of Patriots a couple of years ago. They are known for being abundant producers! Have a great summer.
is this variety late to bud? I planted last spring, and my other varieties have leafed out already, some with flowers, while this still just has some not very swollen red buds. Wondering if perhaps they didn't survive.
Matthew on May 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Matthew,

My Patriot Blueberry was blooming in mid-April and it now has berries starting to form. I don't know where you live but I live in west central Illinois.
What would be good pollinating partners for this blueberry?
Jenise C on May 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can plant another Patriot, or any of the blueberries on this page: //
is the soil this is shipped in low-acidity?
cojoville on Mar 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is, but you will need to repot it or plant it in the ground with the soil amended to be acidic, betweeen 4.5 and 5.5 pH. It is not intended to grow in its shipping pot.
Is Patriot blueberry a 'hybrid'? Is there a difference between Patriot and "Patriot Hybrid"?
jjgarden on Apr 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All modern blueberry varieties originated as "hybrids" of two blueberry parent plants. Patriot resulted from a natural cross between (Dixi x Michigan Lowbush No. 1) x Earliblue blueberries. I believe Patriot and Patriot Hybrid are the same; not clear why the name includes "hybrid" in some cases.
Will I have bluberries the first year after planting?
Lisa B on Feb 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, and you won't want to for a couple years after planting. Even the gallon size are quite small. Let them put their energy into growth for better fruiting life once mature.
Can bb grow in the tropics?
Norbert S on Oct 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Norbert, blueberries require chill hours to set fruit. Chill Hours are the number of cumulative hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. If your location does not get below 45 degrees you wont have any success with growing blueberries.
What is the difference between the 4" and gallon option? Mostly in regards to the plant producing. Will the gallon bear sooner?
Aimee S on Jul 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the gallon will. The plants need 2-3 years if 4 inch or 1-2 years if a gallon. They are great tasting berries!
Is Fall or Spring the best time to plant the Patriot blueberry in zone 5B - midcoast Maine?
david r on Oct 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi David, Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees: 1) when the ground is not frozen, 2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F, and 3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us, remember that we're here for you. Have a great day!
We are planning to plant 3 or 4 rows of blueberries in our garden and were wanting to mulch with wood chips over the area to prevent weeds. Are cedar wood chips ok around blueberries or would they be ok in the space between the rows and then we'd need to mulch around the plants with something else?
juliegrace on Mar 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It's a very good question. Blueberries like acidic soil (pH of 4.5 to 5.0), they need acidic mulch. Cedar wood chips will keep the soil much more neutral than that over time. If you can mulch with pine needles or shredded pine bark, your blueberries will be much happier. Cedar is fine for between the rows.
what blueberry varities are in the all summer blueberries collection?
Ed W on Jul 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There are two versions of this Collection: One Collection with three plant: Elliott, Pink Lemonade and Patriot, and a Collection with 4 plants: the three previously mentioned, plus Chandler. You can see them here: //
This patriot blueberry says it has a large crop, but what exactly does that mean?
Celia Sleigh on May 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That means 10-20 lbs. of berries per plant under the right conditions (enough sun, acidic soil, proper nutrients, adequate rainfall/water, well-drained soil).

Customer Reviews

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Favorite northern blueberry
After several years of different varieties for northern (MN) gardens, the one I reordered was the Patriot. It takes up little space, yields well, and has large, tasty berries instead of the tiny ones the other northern varieties bear.
May 6, 2016
over 5 years ago
Best producer
We have several different varieties of blueberry plants and this one is the heaviest producer and for the longest period of time. This will be one of the only varieties we add to our blueberry patch from now on for this reason. Taste is also outstanding so a real winner!
February 19, 2017
A Winner
Planted immediately on receipt in mix of soil and compost. (Ph<5) Mulched with 2 inches of wood chips and fertilized with Miracid. watered as needed. Excellent growth first year and lots of new growth after a mild winter. Will even produce a few berries this year.
May 25, 2016
over 4 years ago
Healthy Plant
Plant is doing well. No blossoms yet but size has surpassed to blueberry plants I planted last year from another company. Seems to be a much hardier plant.
June 13, 2016
over 3 years ago
Patriot Blueberry
Our two Patriot Blueberry plants survived our winter and our very unusual spring. Each plant is growing in a 10 gallon container. Both plants presently have a number of clusters of fruit. They are doing well. Of the ten blueberry plants we purchased at the time, these are doing the very best.
June 1, 2016
over 3 years ago
Best blueberry for Des Moines 7.0 soil
Best of several varieties I tried. Soil was initially 7.0 with electronic tester, amended to 5-6. Best production when I started using cottonseed meal
May 15, 2017
over 2 years ago
The 1st year
knowing that these blueberries require acid soil, we surrounded the plant (as originally potted) with peat, and then a sweeter topsoil. the plants are healthy, but growth appears slow since they should have acclimated last fall - about 12" high 1 plant is in full sun, the other two are in 80% of full sun. - no shortage of water
Your follow up is appreciated
August 16, 2016
over 4 years ago
Second year
I bought a couple of these a couple years ago. I planted one in the ground and the others in pots. The one in the ground died. The other two are doing well and have a few blueberries growing this year. Just to be clear the blueberry in the ground was healthy on arrival but my soil is naturally not acidic and i don't think I got the soil right before planting.
May 19, 2017
Patriot blueberries
I received and planted my Stark Brothers Patriot blueberries back in 2016. They looked like twigs when I received them but quickly started growing and leaving out beautifully. They survived the Long Island winter with no problem. I didn't expect any blueberries for the next 2 to 3 years but to my surprise there were a ton of blossoms this spring. Now, each one of my plants, which are almost 2 feet high, are loaded with blueberries. I would've had more if it weren't for a rabbit which discovered the blueberries also. I have since put a protective netting around them. They are starting to turn blue now and I can't wait to taste them when they are ready. Thank you Stark Brothers.
June 15, 2017
over 3 years ago
Patriot Blueberry
Very good variety, heavy bearer. Stark bros is my online favorite nursery. They really stand by their products and their warranties. I am impressed.
February 10, 2017
over 4 years ago