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.
Similar in size to siblings Indigo Gem, Tundra and Borealis, which should not be used as pollinators. Small soft chewy indigo-colored fruit with overall pleasant flavor. With decent pollination, some plants can produce up to 8 lbs of fruit by their fifth year. Ripens earlier than Aurora. Upright growth habit.
Adaptable to most soils with a wide pH range (5.0-8.5). Fruits best in full sun. Extremely hardy. Low maintenance and disease free, though leaves may show sign of sunburn as season progresses. 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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