Strawberry Sensation Honeyberry
Strawberry Sensation Honeyberry is another exciting cultivar from Blue Treasure collection, the same folks that brought you other popular hits such as, Boreal Beauty, Boreal Beast, Giants Heart, Aurora and many more! Conveniently these varieties happen to be the proper pollinators to pair up with Strawberry Sensation as it is also a very late season ripener. What sets this cultivar apart from the rest of Berries Unlimited’s illustrious collection is the wonderfully complex sweet/tart flavour, complimented by a rich alpine strawberry sensation that comes on as a heavy aftertaste. Shrub is upright growing, with dense firm branching.
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
Taste: Sweet-tart, rich alpine-strawberry flavor
Fruit Color: Blue
Bloom Time: March-April
Ripening Time: May-June
USDA Zone: 2-7
Pollinizer for: Borealis and most other varieties