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Blackcurrant vs Patriot Blueberry

Ribes nigrum

Vaccinium x Patriot

Blackcurrant
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Blackcurrant is a medium-sized shrub producing delicious, deep purple to black sweet berries suitable for jams, jellies, syrups and cordial.

Our Blackcurrant is grown from seed from the "Ben" series of Blackcurrant cultivars, developed by the Mylnefield Research Station in Scotland with a focus on cold hardiness and heavy commercial fruit production. Our seedlings will be slightly different due to hereditary differences but will be very similar to this series.

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.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

PATRIOT BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $5.99 - SAVE UP TO 40%
Lowest Price: $6.99 - SAVE UP TO 30%
Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 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: dark purple to black berries
Berries: edible blue
Firmness: firm
Flavor: sweet, mild
Harvest: July
Flowers: white, pink tinged
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: low





Other Names: european black currant
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