‘Indigo Gem’ HoneyberryLonicera caerulea var. edulis 4-6' x same. U of Saskatchewan intro, 2007. Same parentage as Tundra and Borealis.
Dr. Bob Bors, lead scientist of the University of Saskatchewan’s honeyberry breeding program, considers it the preferred variety for fresh eating. Sweet and slightly tangy with a chewier texture than the other varieties.
While Indigo Gem is smaller in stature than Tundra and Czech 17 (aka Berry Blue), it has been the most productive variety in our nursery trials. Even one-year plants only 10" tall had a decent crop of fruit!
Leaves susceptible to mildew and sunburn late in the season, after fruiting. Needs Czech 17 as a pollinator. Z2. Maine Grown. (1-3' bare-root plants)
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