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Description

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.

Characteristics

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.

Recommended Pollinators

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. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Related Assortments

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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.

Shipping Information

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1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Because it is quarter sized berries and should grow and produce in my area.
Mavis B on Jul 31, 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
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
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
old favorite, need to build my new blueberry bed with a few favorites
Pamela Q on Feb 20, 2017
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 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: I am in Fairbanks, Alaska and I planted these in the ground last spring. This year they just started to show buds about a week ago (no leaves yet), but then it is still getting below freezing here at night. I also have other types of Blueberry plants next to the patriot and they are all the same, just starting to bud out. I would not worry about them as long as they are showing buds.
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).
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: //www.starkbros.com/tags/northern-highbush-blueberry
Is Patriot blueberry a 'hybrid'? Is there a difference between Patriot and "Patriot Hybrid"?
jjgarden on Apr 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All current 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.

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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
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
Purchased
over 2 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
Purchased
1 year 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
Purchased
1 year 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
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
Purchased
over 2 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
Purchased
4 months 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
Purchased
over 2 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
blueberry
all died, probably soil to wet , soil was made acidy before planting. irrigation ditch leaks and floods that area
August 4, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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