Haskaps - Aurora & Borealis
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Lonicera. A pollinator variety that increases the yield of other varieties such as 'Indigo Gem' when planted together. Great for jams and jellies, freezing and fresh eating. Birds also love the fruit, so Black Netting is recommended. 2" plug
Shrubs grow 4-6’ tall and wide and require two varieties in order to produce fruit. Pollinator variety can pollinate up to 7 or 8 females. They prefer full sun and well-drained soil but will grow in wet soil and have a wide pH range of 5-8. Ensure the soil is adequately moist for the first few growing seasons. Grow them in a sunny spot where they will get at least 6 hours of full sun.
Most agree this is the sweetest haskap berry with a sweet tart flavour reminding you of blueberries, hinting of raspberry and plum.
The berries are plump, boxy and have achieved the largest sample size at the University of Saskatchewan. Mechanical processing could be difficult due to bleeding from the stem.
Borealis Haskap is a popular variety of the hardy haskap shrub that produces delicious blue fruit. Haskaps, or honeyberries as they are sometimes called, are excellent for fresh eating and cooking. Borealis is a popular variety of haskap because of its large sweet berries.
It's a very cold hardy, fast-growing shrub that begins producing an abundance of fruit in as few as three years. Borealis, like the Tundra Haskap, does not self-pollinate well.
Borealis is an early pollinating variety. Pair with other early pollinators to have a higher yield. Aurora is a great companion variety for the Borealis.