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Northern Red Currant vs Strawberry Sensation Haskap (Honeyberry)

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Lonicera caerulea Strawberry Sensation

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Northern Red Currant
Strawberry Sensation Haskap (Honeyberry)

The Northern Red Currant is also known as the Swamp Red currant due to its preference for moist soil. As long as the soil is wet, this shrub can live in any degree of sunlight.

The currant itself is a bright red-purple berry enjoyed by many animals and some people for its sour flavour, similar to garden red currants. The flowers of this shrub are tiny and red or greenish-purple.

Strawberry Sensation Haskap is a new cultivar from Berries Unlimited that is getting lots of attention. These haskaps have a unique flavor that range from sweet to tart with an alpine strawberry after taste. This highly productive shrub produces haskaps late season and are ideal for freezing or fresh eating.

Haskaps benefit from an additional pollinator of a different variety to produce higher fruit yields. Strawberry Sensation Haskap will pair with Blue Treasure or Boreal Blizzard Haskap. Expect to see good yields in the fourth or fifth year of growth.

NORTHERN RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

STRAWBERRY SENSATION HASKAP (HONEYBERRY) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 0.8 m (2.5 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: small shiny, sour, bright red berries
Berries: elliptical blue-purple berries
Brix (sugar content): 20
Flavor: sweet/tart, hint of strawberry flavor
Harvest: very late, mid June to mid July
Flowers: drooping clusters of redish or greenish purple in may-june
Bark: new green twigs become smooth and reddish brown, bark begins to peel over time
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: swamp red currant


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