Indigo Gem Honeyberry – Early Blooming
Indigo Gem Honeyberry is a variety selected by the University of Saskatchewan. Indigo Gem Honeyberry is a fast growing, high yielding berry that is well suited for commercial production. Pale Yellow flowers in spring are followed by great tasting blueberry-like fruit that ripens mid-June. Also known as Honeyberries or Blue Honeysuckle, Canadian Haskap are superior to any other Honeyberries with sweeter, wild Blueberry flavor and larger, fleshier fruit not unlike oversize Blueberries.
Latin Name: Lonicera caerulea
Site and Soil: full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Two varieties with similar bloom time are needed for cross-pollination.
Hardiness: hardy to – 35° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 3-4 ft. in height
Bloom Time: March-April
Ripening Time: May-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