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Berry Blue Honeyberry (Haskap)

Berry Blue Honeyberry (Haskap)

Berry Blue Honeyberry (Haskap)

Lonicera caerulea Berry Blue

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Berry Blue Honeyberry is a hardy deciduous shrub. Its fruit is deliciously tart and perfect for fresh eating or production. This fast-growing variety blooms early and becomes dormant earlier than other varieties. Berry Blue Honeyberry makes a great pollinator for Borealis, Tundra or the Indigo varieties.

Haskap is the Japanese name for these berries and this term has been adopted for the University of Saskatchewan varieties. In other areas they are more commonly known as Honeyberry which is why we call this Eastern European variety Honeyberry.

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Berry Blue Honeyberry - 2 Year Old - Greenhouse Grown

Berry Blue Honeyberry - 2 Year Old - Greenhouse Grown

Berry Blue is an older cultivar originally developed in the Czech Republic. It was not developed by a fancy breeding program and yet, it has stood the test of time and not slowly disappeared in a few years. It is vigorous and produces many flowers, making it a preferred pollinator variety. Its fruit is generally smaller than more recent cultivars, so some say it is better suited to jams than fresh eating. Disregard this. Berry Blue doesn't have the flash and visual appeal or marketing, or the royalties... it earns respect through it's consistent performance.

We recommend planting a 'pollinator' variety in a ratio and proximity that will maximize fruit production.

These greenhouse-grown tissue culture seedlings were grown for a second season in a bigger plug in the greenhouse. The result was some of the nicest and tallest 2 year old haskaps we have ever grown.

Stock Type: 815B Plug (535 ml)
Age: 2 years (TC+P)
Size: 35-56 cm (14-22")

Pollinator Variety

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BERRY BLUE HONEYBERRY (HASKAP)
QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow
Berries: berries are large; berries are similar to blueberries but larger and have a taste between raspberry and blueberry; ready for harvest at the end of June
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium

Other names: berry smart berry blue honeyberry, berry smart blue honeyberry

Ships to Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes

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