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Red Currant vs Blue Belle Honeyberry (Haskap)

Ribes rubrum

Lonicera caerulea Blue Belle

Red Currant
Blue Belle Honeyberry (Haskap)

Red Currant is a short deciduous shrub native to western Europe. It features five-lobed, maple-like leaves and bright red berries.

Red Currant berries are more sour than black currant, but they can be eaten raw and are excellent for jams and sauces. This member of the gooseberry family is related to the wild currants and gooseberries of North America.

Blue Belle Honeyberry is a hardy deciduous shrub. This variety produces larger quantities of bigger berries than the other Haskap varieties. Blue Belle Honeyberry's fruit is perfect for jam and jelly making. It makes a great pollinator for Borealis, Tundra or the Indigo varieties.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

BLUE BELLE HONEYBERRY (HASKAP) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: orange to red
Fall colour: yellow
Berries: translucent red berries
Berries: smaller berries (0.9 grams) good for making jams or jellies
Flowers: inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium







Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no