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Berry Blue Honeyberry (Haskap) vs Bog Cranberry (Lingonberry)

Lonicera caerulea Berry Blue

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Berry Blue Honeyberry (Haskap)
Bog Cranberry (Lingonberry)

Berry Blue Honeyberry is a hardy deciduous shrub. Its fruit is deliciously tart and perfect for fresh eating or production. This fast-growing variety blooms early and becomes dormant earlier than other varieties. Berry Blue Honeyberry makes a great pollinator for Borealis, Tundra or the Indigo varieties.

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.

Bog Cranberry is a native, ground cover species. These plants generally produce one crop per year in summer. The plants have single blooms. Leaves are bright green, oval and alternate. New growth can be covered with fine hairs. Plants may spread 3 feet in width forming a dense mat which makes it attractive as an ornamental ground cover.

Wild crops of Bog Cranberry are harvested each year in Newfoundland (more than 200,000 lbs/yr). Harvest of wild fruit can no longer keep up with demand. In Europe, 80 million pounds per year of this crop is grown or harvested from the wild.

Bog Cranberry flowers are similar in shape to those of blueberry and may be white or pink in color. These berries are considered to be highly flavored but not as tart as cranberries.

Check out our YouTube video of this plant in the fall right here.

BERRY BLUE HONEYBERRY (HASKAP) QUICK FACTS

BOG CRANBERRY (LINGONBERRY) QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 0.2 m (0.7 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
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: tart, edible red berries
Flowers: white or pink flowers
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: low





Other Names: berry smart berry blue honeyberry, berry smart blue honeyberry
Other Names: cowberry, dry ground cranberry, fox berry, foxberry, lingonberry, northern mountain cranberry, partridgeberry, rock cranberry, wolf berry, wolf-berry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes