Honeyberry Fruit
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Honeyberry Plants

Honeyberry Plants and Cold Hardy Fruit Trees for Sale


Please check our shipping dates
Wholesale pricing available for over 50 plants.

Note that the honeyberries currently for sale range from very early to mid season blooming, but all overlap to some degree over the course of a couple of weeks. Once pollination has ocurred, it takes 6 weeks for the berries to fully ripen. Late blooming releases are forthcoming.


NEW releases coming in 2016. Please Contact us to be put on a waiting list for Boreal Blizzard from the U of S, and Solo™ and Maxie™ Yezberries® (sweetberry honeysuckle/honeyberry/haskap) from Dr. Maxine Thompson's breeding program.

Aurora Honeyberry

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* Largest berry with sweetest taste, fast grower and very good productivity         
* Easy to pick
* Resistent to mildew
* Early-mid blooming (in the North, a few days after the early bloomers)
* Pollinates all other honeyberries listed on this page, and vice versa
* Needs a different honeyberry for pollination.
* Mature height estimated at 5-6 feet, upgright and spreading shape
* Processed flavor/characteristics unknown at this time
* Picture at left shows two Aurora berries next to a small Borealis berry
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12-24" tall

Borealis Honeyberry

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* One of the best tasting of the University of Saskatchewan breeding program
* Excellent berry for fresh eating as well as jams and jellies and good productivity.
* Early-mid blooming
* Mature height 4-5'
* Heavy foliage on dome shaped bush
* Best for home gardeners who can hand pick the softer berries which are hidden by the foliage and low to the ground
* Recommended pollinizers: Aurora, Honey Bee, Berry Smart Blue, Sugar Mountain® Blue or Svetlana
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6-11" tall
12-20" tall



3-4 Year Old Honeyberry Plants

3-4 Year Old *Companion Special*: unnamed, may be either Borealis/Tundra/Honey Bee

These older, multi-stemmed bare root plants will pollinate with any of the others and produce delicious fruit as well.
20-30" tall

Tundra Honeyberry

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Tundra berries on bush x.jpg

* Firm enough for commercial harvesting, yet tender enough to melt in your mouth
* Good for fresh eating as well as baking, but lower productivity.
* Early through mid blooming
* Earlier ripening than Borealis, but some berries drop when ripe
* V-shaped, more open bush than Borealis
* Very easy picking as berries are quite visible and drop easily, with few stems that stay attached.
* Less tangy than Borealis
* Mature height 5-6'
* We recommend Aurora, Honey Bee, Berry Smart Blue or Svetlana for pollinization
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6-11"

12-24"


Indigo Gem Honeyberry

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* One of the preferred fresh-eating berries for its sweetness and slightly chewy texture, with very good productivity.
* Good mixed with other berries in processing
* More susceptible to mildew and sunburn than Borealis and Tundra
* Higher yield than Borealis or Tundra
* V-shaped, open bush
* Early through mid blooming
* Mature height 4-6'
* We recommend Aurora, Honey Bee, Berry Smart Blue or Svetlana for pollinization
   More Info

6-11" tall
12-20" tall

Indigo Treat Honeyberry

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* Fruit high in flavor similar to Indigo Gem
* Excellent firmness, similar to Tundra, but higher yield
* More tolerant of mildew and sunburn than many other varieties
* V-shaped, open bush
* Early through mid blooming
* Mature height 4-6'
* We recommend Aurora, Honey Bee, Berry Smart Blue or Svetlana for pollinization
   More Info

12-24" tall


Honey Bee Honeyberry

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* Good for fresh eating or processing, and very productive
* Fruit has an interesting, light tartness
* Mid blooming (a couple days later than early-mid)
* Plant holds onto its fruit firmly so berries stay on the plant longer
* Some stems sometimes stay attached when berries are picked, like Borealis
* Leaves are resistant to sunburn and powdery mildew
* Grows approx 6' tall
* Serves as pollinizer for all other varieties
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8-11 tall"
12-20" tall


Berry Smart Blue Honeyberry

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* Serves as pollinizer for all other varieties
* Tasty tart berries good fresh or processed, very good productivity.
* Very early through mid blooming, early dormancy, fast growing
* Susceptible to sunburn and powdery mildew, but these issues do not affect fruit production.
* Mature height 6-8'
* Equivalent to Berry Blue honeyberry
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6-11" tall

12-20" tall


Sugar Mountain® Blue Honeyberry

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* Bred in the Czech Republic
* Very tasty berries good fresh or processed
* Early blooming, early dormancy, fast growing
* Mature height 5-6'
* Needs other variety for maximum pollination, will pollinate with other early honeyberries on this site.
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6-11" tall


Svetlana Honeyberry

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Berry Blue best plant24.jpg

* Serves as pollinizer for early to mid blooming varieties listed on this site.
* Tasty tart berries good fresh or processed
* Very early through mid blooming, early dormancy, very fast growing
* Susceptible to sunburn and powdery mildew, but these issues do not affect fruit production.
* Mature height 6-8'
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8-11" tall
12-20" tall


Honeyberry Four-Packs

Honeyberry Fruit

4-pack (2 Aurora, 2 Companions*)

8-11" tall - $55


12-20" tall - $68

*Companion Varieties (Borealis, Tundra, Honey Bee, Berry Smart Blue, or Svetlana, according to availability)

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Honeyberry Six-Packs

Honeyberry Shrubs


6-pack (2 Aurora, 4 Companions*)

8-11" tall - $81



12-20" tall - $99

*Companion Varieties (Borealis, Tundra, Honey Bee, Berry Smart Blue, or Svetlana, according to availability)

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Honeyberry / Haskap Cookbook

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$15 - proceeds to the University of Saskatchewan


In the same fashion that the haskap berry is new to our tables, so likewise is a haskap cookbook new to our kitchens...making it most likely the first of its kind in the world! And being so made it a challenge in its own right to produce. Since it is still a relatively unknown fruit, a cookbook that highlights the joys of using it is by definition difficult to write. Not only are recipes difficult to find, but the inherent puzzle of actually finding out how other ingredients interact with haskap, or even of proving the submitted recipes, are themselves at the root of this challenge. Add to this their desire to accommodate gluten-free and low-/no-sugar diets and Loretta Bors and Lil Sawatzky have done a wonderful job. Illustrated and with fun-facts added, their haskaptions bring recipes to life on the page, even as the results of these recipes will being flavour and zest to your fare! (haskap-canada.blogspot.ca:)



Honeyberries
travel very well and usually bounce back from any shipping damage if given a chance. They usually arrive within 1-4 days, but tolerate a week or more in transit, even when leafed out. They can be planted from early spring to late fall, dormant or leafed out. Nothing needs to be done for winter precautions other than normal deer, rabbit and rodent protection. Some varieties grow faster and taller than others, typically from 1'-2' a year. They put out most of their fresh growth in early spring, then the stems thicken over the summer. They may put out a couple of stems of new growth in the fall, and even the odd blossom. Mulching helps with weed and moisture control, but be sure to leave a couple inches free around the stem. Moderate applications of time-released fertilizer or aged manure along with regular watering is beneficial. They grow in partial shade to full sun (shade recommended for warmer zones). They struggle in excessive heat and dryness, and in overly wet and windy conditions. They have been grown successfully in full sun as far north as Alaska and in the shade as far south as Georgia and California. However, early blooming plants may not set fruit in some west coast or warmer climates due to lack of active pollinators (e.x. bumblebees) at their blossom time.
Remember to order at least one companion variety for every 3-5 other honeyberry plants for adequate pollination. If you don't find what you're looking for, please contact us and we'll do our best to help you out!


For a more detailed comparison of honeyberry plants and berries, please see our blog, along with more pics of bushes and berries.



 

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