Plant of the Week - Haskap Berries

Haskap (aka Honeyberries or Blue Honeysuckle) is an edible honeysuckle which is a fast growing, high yielding, great tasting berry bush that is Canadian cold hardy. Bylands grows these introductions that were developed at the University of Saskatchewan.  To learn more about how this berry bush came to be read the report issued by Bob Bors.

Haskaps are similar to a blueberry but are larger, fleshier but with a wilder fruitier flavor that can be enjoyed early in the season, even before your strawberries ripen.  Haskaps are not shaped much like a round blueberry click here to see all the shapes the haskap varieties can have!

Here are a few varieties we are proud to grow at Bylands.

Polar Jewel Honeyberry

Sweet, deep blue berries are produced on this sturdy, compact, deciduous shrub. It is extremely cold tolerant as a plant but… Read more…

Borealis Honeyberry

This University of Saskatchewan introduction produces blueberry-like fruit that ripens before Strawberries. Read more…

Tundra Honeyberry

Fast growing, high yielding berry that is well suited for commercial production.  Requires cross-pollination… Read more…

Cinderella Honeyberry

Large, turquoise, tasty berries ripen in mid-June. Very hardy. No pest or disease problems.  Read more…

Berry Smart™ Belle Honeyberry

Noted for its smaller sized fruit. Fast growing high yielding berry bush. Read more…

Berry Smart™ Blue Honeyberry

Large, dark blue-black tasty berries ripen in mid-June. Very vigorous. Read more...

Not sure how to use the Haskap berries?  You can use them just like blueberries but we also found a website devoted to delicious recipies, just click here.  Enjoy!