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Honey Bee Haskap vs Mountain Huckleberry

Lonicera caerulea Honey Bee

Vaccinium membranaceum

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Honey Bee Haskap
Mountain Huckleberry

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.

Mountain Huckleberry is a small shrub known for its tart to sweet berries. The berries range from purple-black to red-black, and can be eaten fresh or used in jams and syrups. It is a plant native to Alberta and the berries are frequently enjoyed by both people and wildlife.

In traditional Indigenous fire management practices, berry patches were burned after harvest. This would reduce the invasion of other plants allowing the Mountain Huckleberry to thrive. Its foliage has low flammability and can survive low severity fires, and even if destroyed they regrow from the roots.

Note: Mountain Huckleberry requires specific soil conditions. They need moist, well-drained, acidic soil with a pH around 5.5.

HONEY BEE HASKAP QUICK FACTS

MOUNTAIN HUCKLEBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 5a
Height: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Height: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Berries: elongate blue berries ripen in late June. Delicate skinned, tarter than Borealis and Tundra Haskaps
Berries: dark purple
Flavor: sweet, acidic
Harvest: mid to late summer
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: high





Other Names: big huckleberry, black huckleberry, tall bilberry, thinleaf huckleberry