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Common Blueberry vs Indigo Treat Haskap

Vaccinium myrtilloides

Lonicera caerulea Indigo Treat

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ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

Common Blueberry
Indigo Treat Haskap

Common Blueberry isn't as large, pretty, or high yielding as the other varieties we carry. But Common Blueberry is our only blueberry that will survive in plant hardiness zones 1A to 2B. So if you happen to live in one of these zones, this is the variety for you.

Plus, these August maturing berries are wonderfully flavorful and contain more antioxidants by volume than the highbush varieties. They'll give your baked goods a wonderful pop of flavor.

Note: Blueberries require very specific soil conditions. They need well-drained soil with a pH between 4.5 and 5.0. If the starting pH of your soil is between 5.1 and 6.2 you can lower it by adding sulfur. We recommend against planting blueberries in soil with a starting pH greater than 6.2. Please do your own research before buying any blueberry plants.

Indigo Treat has fruit similar in size and firmness to their Tundra variety, making it suitable for commercial production or your home garden.

Indigo Treat, like the Borealis Haskap, does not self-pollinate well. We recommend another variety, such as Honeybee or Berry Blue Honeyberry, be planted at a minimum 1:8 ratio with it to boost fruit production. Many experts suggest the highest Haskap yield comes from fields planted with the most varieties.

Due to stronger interest in newer cultivars, 2015 will be our last year selling Indigo Treat.

COMMON BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

INDIGO TREAT HASKAP QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow, orange, and red
Berries: small clusters of blue berries
Berries: elongated berries are large, firm and great tasting (sweet tangy)
Fruit size: small
Firmness: medium
Flavor: somewhat tart
Harvest: late summer
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: canadian blueberry, sourtop blueberry, velvetleaf blueberry, velvetleaf huckleberry
Other Names: haskap sk 9-91


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