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Boreal Beast Haskap vs Bog Cranberry (Lingonberry)

Lonicera caerulea Boreal Beast

Vaccinium vitis-idaea

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Boreal Beast Haskap
Bog Cranberry (Lingonberry)

Boreal Beast is a pollinator haskap cultivar designed to be planted with other "Boreal" cultivars. Putting "Beauty" and the "Beast" together will result in a successful harvest for both.

The bloom season of this cultivar is relatively late, matching the bloom season of Boreal Blizzard. While the berries of the Beast are not as large as the other "Boreals", they do taste great.

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.

BOREAL BEAST HASKAP QUICK FACTS

BOG CRANBERRY (LINGONBERRY) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Height: 0.2 m (0.7 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: dark blue oblong berries, harvest mid to late July
Berries: tart, edible red berries
Flowers: white or pink flowers
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: low





Other Names: blue honeysuckle, 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