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Red Currant vs Blue Treasure Haskap (Honeyberry)

Ribes rubrum

Lonicera caerulea Blue Treasure

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Red Currant
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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.

Blue Treasure Haskap is a late season cultivar, ideal for cooler climates, and a favorite from Berries Unlimited. The berries are delectably sweet and ideal for fresh eating, but can also be made into jam, juice, and wine.

Pair this variety with Strawberry Sensation or Boreal Blizzard Haskap to ensure cross pollination and fruit production occurs. Expect to see high yields in the fourth or fifth year of growth.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

BLUE TREASURE HASKAP (HONEYBERRY) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: oval, heart shape blue-purple berries
Brix (sugar content): 20
Flavor: sweet
Harvest: very late, mid June to mid July
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium







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