Origin: University of Maine
- High-bush type cultivar.
- Height of bush ranges form 4-6 feet. The bush is upright and spreads when fruit is ripe.
- Ripening date is July 5th in the South Haven, Michigan area and will continue to produce until mid-August.
- Yield is consistent, ranging from 10-20 pounds at maturity, depending on cultural area.
- Fruit size is large, averaging 49 berries per cup at early-mid harvest, and dropping down to 60 berries per cup at mid-late harvest.
- Quality of the berry is firm and has small, dry, recessed scars. The berry is formed on tight clusters and it tends to be flatter than the other cultivars.
- Harvests are done by hand or U-Pick. Mechanical harvest can only be achieved during the final harvest.
- Marketing of the fruit is for the fresh or U-Pick markets because of the size and quality of fruits.
- Ornamental use of Patriot is good. It was originally released for use as a home garden plant, but desired characteristics made it available for commercial planting.
- Patriot seems to have resistance to Phytophthora cinnamoni root disease. Hardiness Zones 7a-3b.
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