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Blackcurrant vs Boreal Beauty Haskap (Honeyberry)

Ribes nigrum

Lonicera caerulea Boreal Beauty

Blackcurrant
Boreal Beauty Haskap (Honeyberry)

Blackcurrant is a medium-sized shrub producing delicious, deep purple to black sweet berries suitable for jams, jellies, syrups and cordial.

Our Blackcurrant is grown from seed from the "Ben" series of Blackcurrant cultivars, developed by the Mylnefield Research Station in Scotland with a focus on cold hardiness and heavy commercial fruit production. Our seedlings will be slightly different due to hereditary differences but will be very similar to this series.

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.

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BOREAL BEAUTY HASKAP (HONEYBERRY) QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Berries: large, purple blue
Flavor: raspberry-blueberry taste
Harvest: late July - mid August
Flowers: pale yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: none





Other Names: european black currant
Other Names: blue honeysuckle, honeyberry