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Boreal Blizzard Haskap vs Souris Raspberry (an improved Boyne Raspberry)

Lonicera caerulea Boreal Blizzard

Rubus Souris

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Boreal Blizzard Haskap
Souris Raspberry (an improved Boyne Raspberry)

Boreal Blizzard Haskap has the largest and heaviest berries of any haskap cultivar we offer. Both the plant itself and its berries are robust, making mechanical harvesting more effective. The larger berries make them ideal for sale without processing, as larger berries usually sell for more.

Boreal Blizzard blooms later than other haskaps, prolonging the stay of bees in orchards. This bush is part of the "Boreal" series from the University of Saskatchewan. It pairs well with other Boreals, particularly the Boreal Beast pollinator variety.

The Boreal Blizzard is one of the first larger berried varieties set to completely change the Haskap industry. This variety is an excellent choice for U-picks and commercial harvester type orchards.

Souris is an improved version of Boyne, the classic prairie raspberry. It is planted all across Canada and is extremely robust. Where other raspberry cultivars rely on unique selling points and specializations, Souris is just generally a great raspberry.

Souris is cold hardy and resistant to disease and spider mites. Its berries are deliciously sweet and tart while colourful, great for U-pick operations, fresh eating, or using in products such as jams and pies. They can be a bit softer than other raspberry varieties.

Souris canes are 3-5 feet tall, sturdy, and floricane. This means that raspberries will not grow on canes the year they first grow. The mature canes they do grow on, however, produce more berries than primocane varieties.

BOREAL BLIZZARD HASKAP QUICK FACTS

SOURIS RASPBERRY (AN IMPROVED BOYNE RASPBERRY) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Height: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Berries: berries are very large; harvest late July to early August
Berries: flavourful red raspberries
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: high
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: blue honeysuckle, honeyberry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no