A new Japanese Honeyberry selection from the breeding work of Dr. Maxine Thompson. Tana Honeyberry is one of the latest ripening varieties available and has a delicious sweet tart flavor. Berries hold well on the bush but are easily harvested without tearing the skin.
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: 4-5 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