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Blueberry Patriot

SKU: AM014970
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Overview
This cold-hardy Blueberry variety is famous for its sweet berries that can be eaten fresh, frozen or canned. Patriot flowers in the spring and produces berries in the early season, followed by striking orange fall color. (Vaccinium corymbosum)
key features
Botanical Name
Vaccinium corymbosum
Advantages
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Birds
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average
Mature Height
3-5' tall
Mature Spread
36-60" wide
Bloom Time
Harvest late spring to early summer

Description

How to Plant Blueberries:

Choose a spot in the garden with good drainage in full sun to partial shade. Blueberries are high in anti-oxidants and good for your health.

PLANTING DIRECTIONS:
1. Space plants 4 feet apart in rows that are 10 feet apart. Dig a hole two times the width of the root ball in good loose garden soil with a pH of 4.5 to 5.5 amending if necessary.
2. Remove the plant from packaging and lightly loosen the bottom of the root ball to release the roots as you set it in place in the hole.
3. Keep the top of the root ball even with soil surface and fill in around the roots. Lightly tamp dirt around your newly planted blueberry.
4. Water well and add additional soil if necessary and water again.
5. Extremely hardy plants, once establishes will produce a crop for many years.

HARVEST TIME: Early to mid season

HABIT: Small ornamental shrub that produces a high yield of large aromatic sweet fruit.

USAGE: Fresh eating, jams and jellies, freezes well and baking.

PLANTING TIPS: Annual pruning to remove the small branches near the base of the plant and any dead or injured branches is recommended. This promotes and upright vigorous bush producing larger berries that tend to ripen faster.