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Common Blueberry vs Patriot Blueberry

Vaccinium myrtilloides

Vaccinium x Patriot

Common Blueberry
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Common Blueberry isn't as large, pretty, or high yielding as the other varieties we carry. But Common Blueberry is our only blueberry that will survive in plant hardiness zones 1A to 2B. So if you happen to live in one of these zones, this is the variety for you.

Plus, these August maturing berries are wonderfully flavorful and contain more antioxidants by volume than the highbush varieties. They'll give your baked goods a wonderful pop of flavor.

Note: Blueberries require very specific soil conditions. They need well-drained soil with a pH between 4.5 and 5.0. If the starting pH of your soil is between 5.1 and 6.2 you can lower it by adding sulfur. We recommend against planting blueberries in soil with a starting pH greater than 6.2. Please do your own research before buying any blueberry plants.

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.

COMMON BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

PATRIOT BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $4.99 - SAVE UP TO 50%
Lowest Price: $11.99
Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow, orange, and red
Fall colour: red to deep red
Berries: small clusters of blue berries
Berries: edible blue
Fruit size: small
Firmness: medium
Firmness: firm
Flavor: somewhat tart
Flavor: sweet, mild
Harvest: late summer
Harvest: July
Flowers: white, pink tinged
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: low





Other Names: canadian blueberry, sourtop blueberry, velvetleaf blueberry, velvetleaf huckleberry
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