Botanical Name: Vaccinium corymbosum 'Patriot'; Family: Ericaceae
Height: 4 - 6 feet.
Spacing: 4 - 6 feet.
Depth: Plant at the same depth as in the nursery.
Spread: 5 feet.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Pollinator: Self pollinating. Another highbush variety will increase yields.
Yield: 10 - 20 pounds at maturity.
Color: White flowers.
Foliage: Rich green leaves.
Fruit: Tight clusters of large, slightly flat, medium blue berries.
Soil Requirements: Acidic, moist, organic, well-drained soil. pH should be 4.5 to 5.5.
Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
Pruning: Blueberries should be pruned during the Winter while the bushes are dormant. In Winter, flower buds are easily visible on one-year-old wood and their numbers can be adjusted by pruning to regulate the crop load for the coming year.
Size: 1/4 inch blossoms.
Comments: Highbush blueberry. Fruit is firm, if weather is not too hot. Small, dry recessed scar on fruit. Resistant to phytophthora. Tolerates wet or clay soils well. Red wood. Very vigorous. RESTRICTED STATE, AE, AK, CA, GA, GU, HI, MI, OR, PR.
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