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Russian Almond vs Blue Treasure Haskap (Honeyberry)

Prunus tenella

Lonicera caerulea Blue Treasure

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Russian Almond
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Russian Almond is a low maintenance, short, slightly suckering shrub. It is covered with attractive, bright pink flowers in early spring before its foliage emerges.

This hardy species forms dense thickets attracts wildlife. Russian Almond prefers full sun and well-drained soils, but can tolerate moist soils.

The nuts it produces are quite attractive but very small. They are bitter and possibly toxic in large quantities.

Check out our YouTube channel video of the Russian Almond here.

Blue Treasure Haskap is a late season cultivar, ideal for cooler climates, and a favorite from Berries Unlimited. The berries are delectably sweet and ideal for fresh eating, but can also be made into jam, juice, and wine.

Pair this variety with Strawberry Sensation or Boreal Blizzard Haskap to ensure cross pollination and fruit production occurs. Expect to see high yields in the fourth or fifth year of growth.

RUSSIAN ALMOND QUICK FACTS

BLUE TREASURE HASKAP (HONEYBERRY) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: oval, heart shape blue-purple berries
Brix (sugar content): 20
Flavor: sweet
Harvest: very late, mid June to mid July
Flowers: bright pink flowers in spring
Bark: smooth brick red bark
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: 20 years
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: medium
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: dwarf russian almond


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