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Common Blueberry vs Boreal Beauty Haskap

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Lonicera caerulea Boreal Beauty

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Common Blueberry
Boreal Beauty 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.

Boreal Beauty is a haskap variety with several distinct features. It ripens a month later in the year than other haskaps. It produces large berries that are well suited to mechanical harvesting. It also has strong branches to hold up heavy berries.

As part of the "Boreal" series from the University of Saskatchewan, this variety pairs well with other Boreals. The "Beauty" and "Beast" varieties make an excellent combination for assisting pollination.

A staff favourite, the Boreal Beauty is one of the first larger berried varieties set to completely change the Haskap industry. This variety is an excellent choice for U-picks and commercial harvester type orchards.

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COMMON BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

BOREAL BEAUTY HASKAP QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow, orange, and red
Berries: small clusters of blue berries
Berries: berries are very large; harvest early to mid-July
Fruit size: small
Firmness: medium
Flavor: somewhat tart
Harvest: late summer
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: canadian blueberry, sourtop blueberry, velvetleaf blueberry, velvetleaf huckleberry
Other Names: blue honeysuckle, honeyberry


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