The Growing Honeyberry aka Fly Honeysuckle Fruit Gardening is a great way to introduce a cold hardy fruit bearing shrub to your garden and dinner plate. This fruit has different names throughout the world …. Lonicera caerulea, the honeyberry, haskap berry, blue-berried honeysuckle, or sweetberry honeysuckle.
Honeyberries are a nutritious edible fruit with a unique, sweet-tart flavor. Honeyberry plants are exceptionally cold-hardy and grow well in a range of soil types.
Honeyberry is harvested in late spring or early summer when the berries are ready to harvest when the inner layer is dark purple or blue. In North America, most Russian varieties of the Honeyberry shrub are adapted to hardiness zones 1 to 4 and can tolerate temperatures far below freezing. The plants may take three or four years to produce an abundant harvest. Average production on a good bush is about 6.6 pounds and can maintain productivity for 30 years.
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