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Common Blueberry vs Boreal Beast Haskap

Vaccinium myrtilloides

Lonicera caerulea Boreal Beast

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Common Blueberry
Boreal Beast 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 Beast is a pollinator haskap cultivar designed to be planted with other "Boreal" cultivars. Putting "Beauty" and the "Beast" together will result in a successful harvest for both.

The bloom season of this cultivar is relatively late, matching the bloom season of Boreal Blizzard. While the berries of the Beast are not as large as the other "Boreals", they do taste great.

COMMON BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

BOREAL BEAST 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: dark blue oblong berries, harvest mid to late 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