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Beaked Hazelnut vs Kawai Haskap

Corylus cornuta

Lonicera caerulea Kawai

Beaked Hazelnut
Kawai 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 Kawai Haskap is a compact fruit-bearing shrub that blooms with small white flowers in early spring and then fruits with medium-sized, oval shaped berries in late June and July. Their taste is usually described as something between a raspberry and a blueberry. The berries are blue and sweet and are great for fresh eating or preserves.

The Kawai Haskap, or Kawai Honeyberry is cold-hardy and is suitable for urban gardens.

Kawai is a late pollinating variety. Pair with other late pollinators to have a higher yield.
Giants Heart Haskap is a great companion variety for the Kawaii.

BEAKED HAZELNUT QUICK FACTS

KAWAI HASKAP QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: oval
Fruit size: medium
Firmness: medium
Flavor: sweet
Harvest: late june/july
Flowers: white
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: kawai honeyberry