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Honey Bee Haskap vs Illini Hardy Blackberry

Lonicera caerulea Honey Bee

Rubus fruticosus Illini Hardy

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Honey Bee Haskap
Illini Hardy Blackberry

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 Illini Hardy Blackberry was developed in Illinois for northern growers, and produces a large, juicy blackberry with medium-sweet flavor. The berries are ready for harvest in midsummer, and go great in preserves.

The Illini Hardy Blackberry, or the Illinois Blackberry, are floricanes, primarily fruiting on second year canes. Each spring cut back all two-year old canes, leaving only the last year’s growth. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn’t require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

HONEY BEE HASKAP QUICK FACTS

ILLINI HARDY BLACKBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Height: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: elongate blue berries ripen in late June. Delicate skinned, tarter than Borealis and Tundra Haskaps
Berries: black
Flavor: medium
Harvest: July
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: high





Other Names: illinois blackberry