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Beaked Hazelnut vs Blue Stuart Haskap

Corylus cornuta

Lonicera caerulea Blue Stuart

Beaked Hazelnut
Blue Stuart Haskap

Beaked Hazelnut is a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub native to North America.

It features smooth, grey bark and edible nuts. Beaked Hazelnut prefers a rich sandy-clay loam but will grow on poorer sites, and can be used as an understory shrub.

Note: You want more than one hazelnut to improve yields.

The Blue Stuart Haskap is a fruit-bearing shrub that produces medium-sized, oval-shaped and sweet berries. Their taste is typically described as something between a raspberry and a blueberry. The berries are ready for harvest through June and July, and are of medium firmness.

The Blue Stuart Haskap, or Blue Stuart Honeyberry is a cultivar of Russian origin bred by Lidia Stuart who grew up in far eastern Russia.

Blue Stuart is a late pollinating variety. Pair with other late pollinators to have a higher yield.
Blue Banana is a great companion variety.

BEAKED HAZELNUT QUICK FACTS

BLUE STUART HASKAP QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: blue, oval
Flavor: sweet
Harvest: June - July
Nuts: edible nuts that are attractive to wildlife
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: none



Toxicity: Not toxic, but tiny filaments from the husk can irritate skin that it contacts


Other Names: beaked hazel
Other Names: chito honeyberry