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Blackcurrant vs Chito Haskap

Ribes nigrum

Lonicera caerulea Chito

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Blackcurrant
Chito Haskap

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.

The Chito Haskap is a fruit-bearing shrub with large, tart-sweet berries that are ready for harvest in late June and into July. This shrub blooms in spring with small white flowers, and has medium-firm berries. Their taste is typically described as something between a raspberry and a blueberry.

The Chito Haskap, or Chito Honeyberry exhibits consistently high fruit yields and makes great for fresh eating or adding to jams and jellies.

Chito is a late pollinating variety. Pair with other late pollinators to have a higher yield.
Strawberry Sensation is a great companion variety.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

CHITO HASKAP QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 2.1 m (7 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: oval
Fruit size: large
Firmness: medium
Flavor: tart/sweet
Harvest: late june/july
Flowers: white
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none





Other Names: european black currant
Other Names: blue stuart honeyberry