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Red Currant vs Boreal Blizzard Haskap

Ribes rubrum

Lonicera caerulea Boreal Blizzard

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(we don't know if or when this product will be restocked)

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(new stock expected: fall of 2018)

Red Currant
Boreal Blizzard 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.

Boreal Blizzard haskap has the largest and heaviest berries of any haskap cultivar we offer. Both the plant itself and its berries are robust, making mechanical harvesting more effective. The larger berries make them ideal for sale without processing, as larger berries usually sell for more.

Boreal Blizzard blooms later than other haskaps, prolonging the stay of bees in orchards. This bush is part of the "Boreal" series from the University of Saskatchewan. It pairs well with other Boreals, particularly the Boreal Beast pollinator variety.

The Boreal Blizzard is one of the first larger berried varieties set to completely change the Haskap industry. This variety is an excellent choice for U-picks and commercial harvester type orchards.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

BOREAL BLIZZARD HASKAP QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: orange to red
Berries: translucent red berries
Berries: berries are very large; harvest late July to early August
Flowers: inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: blue honeysuckle, honeyberry


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