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Red Currant vs Boreal Beauty Haskap (Honeyberry)

Ribes rubrum

Lonicera caerulea Boreal Beauty

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Red Currant
Boreal Beauty Haskap (Honeyberry)

Red Currant is a deciduous shrub native to western Europe. It features five-lobed, maple-like leaves, and bright red berries that can be used in jams, sauces, and fresh eating.

Although this shrub is self-fertile, it will be more productive if another pollinator is present. For year over year high yields, ensure you fertilize (bone meal), prune, and mulch your Red Currant shrub.

Boreal Beauty produces large berries that are well suited to mechanical harvesting. It also has strong branches to hold up heavy berries.

Haskaps have a taste that is a cross between raspberry and blueberry. The berries can be used for eating fresh, baking, jams and jellies, freezing. Haskaps are high in vitamins, fibre, and anti-oxidants.


This variety is an excellent choice for U-picks and commercial harvester type orchards.

Boreal Beauty is an late pollinating variety. Pair with other late pollinators to have a higher yield. Boreal Beauty Haskap is a great companion variety for the Boreal Beast Haskap.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

BOREAL BEAUTY HASKAP (HONEYBERRY) QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: large, purple blue
Flavor: raspberry-blueberry taste
Harvest: late July - mid August
Flowers: pale yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none





Other Names: blue honeysuckle, honeyberry