Haskap (Blue Honeysuckle - Lonicera caerulea L.)

Haskap (Blue Honeysuckle)

Haskap (Blue Honeysuckle)

New Varieties

The much anticipated Haskap varieties of Boreal Blizzard and Boreal Beauty will be available in 2016. We are currently accepting deposits on both varieties for the 2016 season and they will be prioritized based on the order they come in. Get your order in soon.

 

Also known as Blue Honeysuckle or Lonicera caerulea L., the haskap plant produces a delicious fruit that can be hard to describe. Many people describe it as a mix between raspberry and blueberry, but in our opinion it is completely unique.

The haskap berry is quickly becoming recognized as the latest super food. Its antioxidant and other health benefits are well known in places like Japan, where the berry is considered a delicacy, and scientific study is confirming the benefits of haskap. A 2008 article in the Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, for example, highlights the role haskaps can play in preventing chronic conditions like cancer and diabetes.

Because they produce fruit early in the growing season and because of their exceptional winter hardiness, Haskaps make an excellent choice for orchard owners and small scale growers alike. Haskaps can survive winter temperatures as low as -45°C and their flowers can be exposed to -7°C temperatures with no damage to the fruit.

 

Haskap (Blue Honeysuckle)

Haskap Plantlets in the Greenhouse

Commercial and home growers can extend the growing season by pairing haskaps with dwarf sour cherries, saskatoon berries and other fruit crops harvested late in summer.

 

Haskaps are well suited to mechanical harvesting and generally produce fruit by mid-June. Commercial growers can capture more fresh market customers as a result, and home growers can enjoy a longer season of delicious fruit, pies and jams.

Haskaps are suitable for both spring and late summer/autumn planting. For the best results, plant your haskaps one to two inches deeper than the soil level of the container in which they are shipped.

 

Suggested Row SpacingSuggested Row Spacing


  • Commercial growers should allow five metres (16 feet) between rows, and one metre (three feet) between each plant in a row.
  • U-pick operations should allow 2.5 to three metres (eight to 10 feet) between rows and 1.5 to two metres (4.5 to six feet) between each plant in a row.

 

Varieties AvailableVarieties Available


 
FRUIT ATTRIBUTES
PLANT CHARACTERISTICS

MATURE HEIGHT
PRODUCTIVITY
HARVEST
FRUIT ATTRIBUTES - Easy to pick. Pointed shape.
Sweet. 2.17 g
PLANT CHARACTERISTICS - Very fast growing, Disease resistant.
Suitable for mechanical or hand picked.

MATURE HEIGHT - 1.5-2.0 m
(5-7 ft.)
PRODUCTIVITY - Very high
HARVEST - Mid-late June
FRUIT ATTRIBUTES - Most firm berry. Bullet shape.
Sweet/tangy. 1.49 g
PLANT CHARACTERISTICS - Dry scar.
Mechanical harvest .

MATURE HEIGHT - 1.25-1.5 m
(4-5 ft.)
PRODUCTIVITY - High
HARVEST - Mid-late June
FRUIT ATTRIBUTES - Soft berry. Oval and boxy.
Sweet/tart. 1.62 g
PLANT CHARACTERISTICS - Wet scar.
Hand picked/small orchards.

MATURE HEIGHT - 1.25-1.5 m
(4-5 ft.)
PRODUCTIVITY - High
HARVEST - Mid-late June
FRUIT ATTRIBUTES - Firm berry. Long oval shape.
Sweet/tangy. 1.29 g
PLANT CHARACTERISTICS - Dry scar.
Mechanical or hand picked.

MATURE HEIGHT - 1.5-2.0 m
(4-6 ft.)
PRODUCTIVITY - High
HARVEST - Mid-late June
FRUIT ATTRIBUTES - Mid-firm berry. Short oval.
Sweet/tart. 1.30 g
PLANT CHARACTERISTICS - Fast growing.
Mechanical harvest.

MATURE HEIGHT - 1.5-2.0 m
(4-6 ft.)
PRODUCTIVITY - Very high
HARVEST - Mid-late June
FRUIT ATTRIBUTES - Mid-Firm berry. Long pointed.
Tangy/tart. 1.90 g
PLANT CHARACTERISTICS - Very fast growing, disease resistant.
Hand picked.

MATURE HEIGHT - 1.75-2.25 m
(6-8 ft.)
PRODUCTIVITY - Very high
HARVEST - Mid-late June
FRUIT ATTRIBUTES - Mid-firm. Narrow ends.
Sweet flavour. 2.80 g
PLANT CHARACTERISTICS - Fast growing, disease resistant.
Mechanical harvest.

MATURE HEIGHT - 1.75-2.25 m
(6-8 ft.)
PRODUCTIVITY - Very high
HARVEST - Late June/early July
Comming Soon
FRUIT ATTRIBUTES - Firm berry. Long/bulbous.
Sweet flavour. 2.60 g
PLANT CHARACTERISTICS - Fast growing, disease resistant.
Mechanical harvest.

MATURE HEIGHT - 1.75-2.25 m
(6-8 ft.)
PRODUCTIVITY - Very high
HARVEST - Early-Mid July

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#1 Plant Technology Road
Box 19A - RR#5
Saskatoon, SK.
Canada, S7K 3J8

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