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Blue Belle Haskap (Honeyberry) vs Thimbleberry

Lonicera caerulea Blue Belle

Rubus parviflorus

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Blue Belle Haskap (Honeyberry)
Thimbleberry

Blue Belle Honeyberry is a hardy deciduous shrub. This variety produces larger quantities of bigger berries than the other Haskap varieties. Blue Belle Honeyberry's fruit is perfect for jam and jelly making.

Blue Belle is an early pollinating variety. Pair with other early pollinators to have a higher yield.
Aurora and Tundra are great companion varieties.

Thimbleberry is an ornamental shrub with large, green maple-like-leaves. Flowers are attractive, fragrant, and turn into red-raspberry-like berries. The berries are good for jams, cakes, breads, muffins etc. If you remove the berry, the core resembles a thimble, giving this shrub its namesake.

BLUE BELLE HASKAP (HONEYBERRY) QUICK FACTS

THIMBLEBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
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: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: gold
Berries: smaller berries (0.9 grams) good for making jams or jellies
Berries: edible, red, similar to raspberries
Flowers: white, showy
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none





Other Names: berry smart blue belle honeyberry
Other Names: thimbleberry, western thimbleberry