Blue Forest ™ Honeyberry – Late Blooming
The Blue Forest ™ Honeyberry has large deep green foliage, is compact with a spreading form, and produces large, dark blue, tasty fruit. Plant this with another late blooming variety to increase fruit production.
Late Blooming Honeyberry Varieties
These varieties bloom up to 2 months later in the NW region than the early blooming varieties. Later blooming means that more bees and other insects are available for pollination and fruit set is significantly better. These varieties are also good for east of the Cascade Mountains, and other colder regions of the US.
Latin Name: Lonicera caerulea var. edulis
Site and Soil: Honeyberry likes 1/2 day to full sun in the Pacific Northwest and other cool regions, partial shade in hot regions, and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Two varieties with similar bloom time are needed for cross-pollination.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 40° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 2-3 ft. in height
Fruit Skin: Dark blue
Fruit Size: Large
Bloom Time: March
Ripening Time: June
Yield: 5-10 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Honeyberry is not bothered by pests or diseases. To deter birds, use mylar flash tape or cover plants with netting.
USDA Zone: 3
Sunset Western Zone: A1-A3; 1-3
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31-45