This University of Saskatchewan introduction produces blueberry-like fruit that ripens before Strawberries. Also known as Honeyberries or Blue Honeysuckle, Canadian Haskap are superior to any other Honeyberries with sweeter, wild Blueberry flavour and larger, fleshier fruit not unlike oversize Blueberries. The plant themselves are extremely cold tolerant and these are a great fruit alternative for cold climates. Cross-pollination is required.
Honey Bee is utilized for a pollinizer of most varieties, however still produces a suitable crop. Berries are slightly tart and have an ability to ‘hang-on’ to the plant to reduce drop when ripe. Very suitable for home growers and U-pick, but not mechanical harvesting. Bushes are upright and vigorous, with resistance to leaf powdery mildew. Compatible with Aurora, Borealis, Boreal Beast, Boreal Blizzard, and Tundra.
Latin: Lonicera caerulea ‘Honey Bee’
Hardiness Zone: 2 – 7
Height: 5′ – 8′
Spread: 4′ – 6′
Bloom Time: Early spring
Flower Colour: Yellowish-white
Fruit Colour: Blue with light bloom
Foliage Colour: Green
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil Requirements: Tolerant of many soil conditions.
- Edible Fruits
- Easy to pick fruits
- Extremely cold hardy
Special Considerations: Must be cross-pollinated with another compatible cultivar to set fruit. See Haskap Pollination Chart for more details.
Spring Plant Reservations
All Spring Plant Reservations have a 50% minimum deposit required to place orders. An order can also be paid in full.
Orders will be placed based on payment of a deposit or full payment. Deposits (50% of order value) cannot be refunded after April 5th, 2019.
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SPR orders must be picked up May 17-19 from the farm in Krestova. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date. We are unable to deliver to Nelson or Castlegar Garden Festivals due to recent SPR order quantities.
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