Organic Giant Patriot Blueberry Seeds - More taste per berry! Unusually large fruit !

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Organic Giant Patriot Blueberry Seeds
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Description: Noted for consistently fine yields. More taste per berry! Unusually large fruit has a slightly flattened shape and dusky blue color. Crop ripens in July on upright, slightly spreading bushes 4-6 ft. tall.
USDA Zones: 3-7
Height: 4-6 feet
Spacing: 4 - 6 feet
Depth: Plant at the same depth as in the nursery
Spread: 5 feet
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Pollinator: Another highbush variety
Yield: 10-20 pounds
Color: White
Watering: Blueberry bushes have very shallow root systems and are very sensitive to water fluctuations. They need at least 1 to 2 inches of water per week. In dry seasons, supplemental watering is essential to obtain good yields of high quality products. However, do not apply water after early September unless soil is very dry.
Starting Blueberries: Usually you will need to add a soil amendment like peat moss to get the pH that low, which is usually good as the additional humus introduced will help in drainage as well. You may need to add another amendment like sulfur to get the pH into the desired range. The soil should be a loamy mix, about 4-7 % organic matter. Blueberries have shallow roots and so drainage is important. If you have a clay soil or poor drainage you may want to consider raised garden beds for your blueberries. As an alternative you can consider hilling up around the plants. And compost is always a good thing to introduce into your soil preparation.
Fertilizer: Organic fertilizer that balances out at 10 – 10 – 10 (P, Ca, Mg) works the best. As always, compost will do this for you if you have a ready supply.
Pruning: There are some varying thoughts on pruning. Early pruning develops a very dense blueberry bush that will bear more fruit, however, it is thought, at the cost of hardiness. Not pruning heavily, allows the blueberry bush to attain a natural look and still allows heavy bearing of blueberry fruits. Thinning is always recommended for proper blueberry plant health and blueberry fruit production.
Harvesting: To pick by hand, gently roll berries between your thumb and forefinger, removing fully ripe berries and leaving unripe berries for the next picking. A picker can collect berries in an open container attached to a belt or cord at waist level. This frees both hands for picking. Blueberry fruits may be picked 2 to 4 times per season.
Soil pH: 4.0 to 4.7
Foliage: Rich Green
Blooms: May
Fruit: Tight clusters of large, slightly flat, medium blue berries
Comments: Highbush blueberry. Fruit is firm, if weather is not too hot. Small, dry recessed scar on fruit. Resistant to phytophthora. Tolerates wet or clay soils well. Red wood. Very vigorous.
Health Information: The dye that is released from the blueberries' skin may well be the most valuable nutrient the fruit has to offer. The pigments in blueberries and also in red crops such as cherries, plums, and red cabbage are powerful antioxidants. They have been determined to be a much-heralded chemical warrior against heart disease and also cancer. Blueberries actually have the highest antioxidant capacity because of their large anthocyanin concentration.
Blueberries are not only a powerful antioxidant but also have been proved to preserve vision. Blueberry extract, high in compounds called anthocyanosides, has been found in clinical studies to slow down visual loss.
Blueberries are literally bursting with nutrients and flavor, yet very low in calories. In the 1990s and Early 2000s researchers at Tufts University analyzed 60 fruits and vegetables for their antioxidant capability. Blueberries came out on top, rating highest in their capacity to destroy free radicals.
Researchers have found that blueberries help protect the brain from oxidative stress and may reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Researchers found that diets rich in blueberries significantly improved both the learning capacity and motor skills of aging animals, making them mentally equivalent to much younger ones.


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Yes! I will only sell seed, spices, and custom made spice blends that are all 100% Certified Organic. I go to extremes to make sure that I never carry anything that may even be questionable regarding Organic origin. All seed is grown on our family farms, as are all the ingredients in our spice blends. (With very few exceptions for items that cannot be grown in our areas.) If you have any questions about seed, ingredients, blends, uses, or anything else, please message me.

Absolutely! I or a family member will help in any way we can with information about the seed, your location, or the best practices to ensure that you have success with your gardening, We will also help with our spices and handcrafted spice blends and share some of our favorite recipes and secrets for making to most out of your selections.

Emphatically No! I refuse to carry or work with any person or company that offers for sale or for free any seed, spice, spice blend ingredients, or any other product that is not 100% Certified Organic.

We ship on Monday - Friday via USPS (United States Postal Service), UPS, FedEx, & DHL. [Custom orders can be shipped on Saturdays to ensure speedy delivery if requested.] I ship to PO Boxes, APO/FPO, and as a gift with no invoice/receipt if you wish.

Yes, I ship worldwide via the USPS (United States Postal Service) & DHL. [There is a daily pickup service to help expidite the orders as fast as I can.]

Yes, upon request and prepayment (This is a custom order request); I can provide a Phytosanitary Certificate from the USDA/APHIS for your import requirements. If you have any questions about any of the seed or spice that you would like to purchase for shipping internationally, please contact me prior to your purchase.

With the sheer number of countries that I ship too, as well as local jurisdictions, it is almost impossible for a small seller like me to stay on top of all the changing requirements and local statutes regarding the importation of specific seeds and spices to your locale. It is up to you - the buyer - to ensure that you are able to import them, as well as any fees that may be associated with the importation of the seed.

Yes, we are family owned, operated and managed. We all are related in one way or another and the few that are not direct relatives have been working with the family for so many years that they are technically family. :)

Please contact me to ask about any of the seed or spice(s) that I carry and its availability. Since seeds and spices are seasonal items, quantities can vary greatly throughout the year, and throughout the season as well. If I am able to provide the quantity that you are asking for, I will be happy to assist.

I can provide custom and personalized orders, packaging, quantity/count, number of packets, spice blends, and spice containers. Please contact me for further information.

Yes! I will only sell seed, spices, and custom made spice blends that are all 100% Certified Organic. I go to extremes to make sure that I never carry anything that may even be questionable regarding Organic origin. All seed is grown on our family farms, as are all the ingredients in our spice blends. (With very few exceptions for items that cannot be grown in our areas.) If you have any questions about seed, ingredients, blends, uses, or anything else, please message me.

Absolutely! I or a family member will help in any way we can with information about the seed, your location, or the best practices to ensure that you have success with your gardening, We will also help with our spices and handcrafted spice blends and share some of our favorite recipes and secrets for making to most out of your selections.

Emphatically No! I refuse to carry or work with any person or company that offers for sale or for free any seed, spice, spice blend ingredients, or any other product that is not 100% Certified Organic.

We ship on Monday - Friday via USPS (United States Postal Service), UPS, FedEx, & DHL. [Custom orders can be shipped on Saturdays to ensure speedy delivery if requested.] I ship to PO Boxes, APO/FPO, and as a gift with no invoice/receipt if you wish.

Yes, I ship worldwide via the USPS (United States Postal Service) & DHL. [There is a daily pickup service to help expidite the orders as fast as I can.]

Yes, upon request and prepayment (This is a custom order request); I can provide a Phytosanitary Certificate from the USDA/APHIS for your import requirements. If you have any questions about any of the seed or spice that you would like to purchase for shipping internationally, please contact me prior to your purchase.

With the sheer number of countries that I ship too, as well as local jurisdictions, it is almost impossible for a small seller like me to stay on top of all the changing requirements and local statutes regarding the importation of specific seeds and spices to your locale. It is up to you - the buyer - to ensure that you are able to import them, as well as any fees that may be associated with the importation of the seed.

Yes, we are family owned, operated and managed. We all are related in one way or another and the few that are not direct relatives have been working with the family for so many years that they are technically family. :)

Please contact me to ask about any of the seed or spice(s) that I carry and its availability. Since seeds and spices are seasonal items, quantities can vary greatly throughout the year, and throughout the season as well. If I am able to provide the quantity that you are asking for, I will be happy to assist.

I can provide custom and personalized orders, packaging, quantity/count, number of packets, spice blends, and spice containers. Please contact me for further information.


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