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Red Currant vs Patriot Blueberry

Ribes rubrum

Vaccinium x Patriot

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(new stock expected: fall of 2021)

Red Currant
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Red Currant is a deciduous shrub native to western Europe. It features five-lobed, maple-like leaves, and bright red berries that can be used in jams, sauces, and fresh eating.

Although this shrub is self-fertile, it will be more productive if another pollinator is present. For year over year high yields, ensure you fertilize (bone meal), prune, and mulch your Red Currant shrub.

The Patriot Blueberry offers the largest fruit of all the early season blueberries and thrives in an acidic soil with a low pH. With fruit that can easily grow to the size of a quarter, you'll be known for having the largest blueberries for miles. The Patriot Blueberry is ideal for fresh eating, baking, and preserving. Cold hardy and self-pollinating, the Patriot Blueberry is also resistant to root rot.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

PATRIOT BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $11.99
Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: red to deep red
Berries: edible blue
Firmness: firm
Flavor: sweet, mild
Harvest: July
Flowers: white, pink tinged
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: low





Other Names: patriot highbush blueberry, patriot northern highbush blueberry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no