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Berry Blue Haskap (Honeyberry) vs Indigo Gem Haskap (Honeyberry)

Lonicera caerulea Berry Blue

Lonicera caerulea Indigo Gem

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Berry Blue Haskap (Honeyberry)
Indigo Gem Haskap (Honeyberry)

Berry Blue Honeyberry is a hardy deciduous shrub. Its fruit is deliciously tart and perfect for fresh eating or production.
Berry Blue is an early pollinating variety. Pair with other early pollinators to have a higher yield.
Aurora is a great companion variety.

Haskap is the Japanese name for these berries and this term has been adopted for the University of Saskatchewan varieties. In other areas they are more commonly known as Honeyberry which is why we call this Eastern European variety Honeyberry.

Indigo Gem has fruit similar in size and firmness to the Tundra variety, making it suitable for commercial production or your home garden.

Indigo Gem is an early pollinating variety. Pair with other early pollinators to have a higher yield.
Berry Blue or Aurora are great companion varieties.

BERRY BLUE HASKAP (HONEYBERRY) QUICK FACTS

INDIGO GEM HASKAP (HONEYBERRY) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: berries are large; berries are similar to blueberries but larger and have a taste between raspberry and blueberry; ready for harvest at the end of June
Berries: elongated berries, firm and great tasting (sweet tangy)
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: none





Other Names: berry smart berry blue honeyberry, berry smart blue honeyberry
Other Names: haskap sk 9-15