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Berry Blue Haskap (Honeyberry) vs Aronia Berry

Lonicera caerulea Berry Blue

Aronia melanocarpa

Berry Blue Haskap (Honeyberry)
Aronia Berry

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.

Aronia Berry produces black fruit that is often considered too astringent. This is why they are also referred to as Black Chokeberry. It is native to Eastern Canada and the Eastern United States. White to pink flowers appear in the spring which provides a nice contrast to the dark green foliage. In fall the leaves turn a vibrant orange to red.

It has a fast growth rate, strong roots, and can tolerate growing in wet soils. This makes it well suited for various projects including forming hedges, bank stabilization, erosion control, and in wetter riparian areas. They are also well suited as an understory plant as it grows well under other trees.

Aronia berries have their own unique flavour. The polyphenols and anthocyanins are touted as healthy antioxidants and lots of research seems to be underway on the health benefits of this fruit.

BERRY BLUE HASKAP (HONEYBERRY) QUICK FACTS

ARONIA BERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $24.99
Lowest Price: $6.49
Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: red to orange color
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
Flowers: whitish-pink
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium





Other Names: berry smart berry blue honeyberry, berry smart blue honeyberry
Other Names: black choke berry, black chokeberry