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Honey Bee Haskap vs Northern Red Currant

Lonicera caerulea Honey Bee

Ribes triste

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Honey Bee Haskap
Northern Red Currant

Honey Bee Haskap is a hardy deciduous shrub. Honey Bee Haskap produces tarter fruit than the Borealis and Tundra varieties, and it holds its fruit longer. This Haskap's leaves are sunburn and powdery mildew resistant. Honey Bee Haskap makes a great pollinator for Borealis, Tundra or the Indigo varieties.

The Northern Red Currant is also known as the Swamp Red currant due to its preference for moist soil. As long as the soil is wet, this shrub can live in any degree of sunlight.

The currant itself is a bright red-purple berry enjoyed by many animals and some people for its sour flavour, similar to garden red currants. The flowers of this shrub are tiny and red or greenish-purple.

HONEY BEE HASKAP QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 0.8 m (2.5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: any
Berries: elongate blue berries ripen in late June. Delicate skinned, tarter than Borealis and Tundra Haskaps
Berries: shiny, sour, bright red
Flowers: reddish or greenish purple
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: none





Other Names: swamp red currant