Patriot originated in Maine and is very hardy and highly productive. Slightly spreading plants with an upright, open habit grow 4 to 5 feet in height and yield 10 to 20 lbs. of fruit. The fruit is very large and firm with good flavor for fresh use, preserves or freezing. Has fiery orange fall foliage. Adapts to many soil types and tolerates wetter soils better than most other blueberries.