Honeyberry (Haskap) – Hokkaido (late-blooming)

$23.99

A very popular variety with Japanese Honeyberry growers, Blue Hokkaido Honeyberry features an upright growth habit and very large, sweet-tart, crisp and flavourful, dark blue berries.

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Description

A very popular variety with Japanese Honeyberry growers, Blue Hokkaido Honeyberry features an upright growth habit and very large, sweet-tart, crisp and flavourful, dark blue berries.

Honeyberries, also known as Haskaps, are an up and coming fruit that looks and tastes quite like blueberries, but grows on a shrub in the honeysuckle family, so doesn’t have the same acidic requirements that blueberries do. They also ripen very early, often in June in Ontario.

Latin Name: Lonicera caerulea
Site and Soil: Honeyberry likes 1/2 day to full sun in the Pacific Northwest and other cool regions, partial shade in hot regions, and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description:
Pollination Requirements: Two varieties with similar bloom time are needed for cross-pollination.
Hardiness: Zone 3.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 2-3 ft. in height
Bloom Time: March
Ripening Time: June
Yield: 5-10 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Honeyberry is not bothered by pests or diseases. To deter birds, use mylar flash tape or cover plants with netting.
USDA Zone: 3

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