• Patriot cluster

High Chill


Patriot was selected for home gardeners who desire a cold-hardy variety that bears consistent crops. Patriot’s low growing bush reflects its partial lowbush parentage. It is adaptable to many soil types and may perform better in wetter soils than many other varieties. Patriot makes an excellent container and landscape variety with its showy white blooms in the spring, dark green summer foliage, and fiery orange-red fall colors.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8

Public Variety

Berry Size:

Large Large Size
Primary Use: Container Plant
Fruit Qualities: Delicately Sweet
Bush Habitat: Open, Spreading
Chilling Level: High Chill
Ripening Season:  
Triangle Season Scale

Top Shelf is a high chill cultivar that has performed excellently in all commercial trials planted throughout Europe, even in high chill regions where winters are not too cold. It has superb fruit quality that is catching the attention of many European marketers. It is a strong plant, easy to prune, and has high yields at a young stage, mainly due to its very large fruit size.
--Antonio A. Alamo
Breeding and R & D Manager