Honeybee ™ Honeyberry
Honeybee ™ Honeyberry is an excellent pollinizer variety that starts fruiting at a very early age and holds onto its fruit better than most varieties. The fruit is slightly more tart than Borealis, but not as tart as its Russian ancestors. Plants are very vigorous and regularly produce fruit in their second year after planting.
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
Bloom Time: March-April
Ripening Time: May-June
USDA Zone: 2-7
Pollinizer for: Borealis and most other varieties