Boreal Beauty Honeyberry
Boreal Beauty Honeyberry is another late season variety to extend your honeyberry season. Fruit ripens in June. Boreal Beauty should be planted alongside the likes of Boreal Beast, Strawberry Sensation, Aurora, Tundra or Indigo as these varieties have overlapping pollination and will therefore bless you with rewarding fruit production. Boreal Beauty is especially choice for growers looking to harvest large, high quality, flavoursome berries; because of its strong, upright branching, it is well suited for mechanical harvesting. Lastly Boreal Beauty has the potential to produce up to ten pounds of berries upon full maturity.
Latin Name: Lonicera caerulea
Site and Soil: Moderately fertile, well-drained soil with full to partial sun.
Pollination Requirements: Two varieties with similar bloom time are needed for cross-pollination.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 40º F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 4-6 ft. in height and 3-5 ft. in width
Fruit Skin: Blue
Fruit Size: Large
Bloom Time: March-April
Ripening Time: May-June
USDA Zone: 2-7
Pollinizer for: Borealis and most other varieties