Honeyberry (also called Haskap or Edible Honeysuckle) is a medium-sized fruiting shrub is somewhat similar in bush and berry to our native highbush blueberry. Native to Siberia and the Kuril Islands. Small dark blue oval fruit, very high in antioxidants, ripens in June around or just before strawberries.
Dr. Bob Bors, lead scientist of the University of Saskatchewan’s honeyberry breeding program, considers Indigo Gem the preferred variety for fresh eating. Sweet and slightly tangy with a chewier texture than the other varieties. Very productive from a young age.
Adaptable to most soils with a wide pH range (5.0-8.5). Fruits best in full sun. Extremely hardy and low maintenance. Leaves susceptible to mildew and sunburn late in the season, after fruiting. Plant 2 or 3 varieties for best pollination., although please note that the Indigos are siblings and won't pollinate each other—plant them with Aurora. Z2. (well-rooted transplants)
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