Haskap

University of Saskatchewan varieties

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Data Source: U of S Fruit Program, Dr. Bob Bors, published documents

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AURORA : Lonicera caerulea

Plant Size: 1.5m, Upright spreading
Berry Weight: 1.9g

Berry Flavour: Sweet
Yield: 3.5-5.5kg
Zone: 1-4

Bloom Time: Early spring

Companion Plants: Tundra, Borealis, Indigo series, Honeybee 

Notes: Ideal for machine harvesting

BOREALIS : Lonicera caerulea

Plant Size: roughly 1.2-1.5m
Berry Weight: 1.62g
Berry Flavour: Sweet/tangy
Yield: approx. 2.5 -3.5kg
Zones: 1-4

Bloom Time: Early spring

Companion Plants: Aurora, Honeybee

Notes: Berries are not ideal for mechanical harvesting

BOREAL BEAST : Lonicera caerulea (POLLINISER)

Plant Size: 1.5m, upright
Berry Weight: 2g
Berry Flavour: Sweet, very nice aroma and aftertaste
Yield: 3.6-5.5kg

Zones: 2-4
Bloom Time: Mid-late spring.

Companion Plants: Boreal Blizzard, Boreal Beauty

BOREAL BEAUTY : Lonicera caerulea

Plant Size: 1.5m, Upright
Berry Weight: 2.6g
Berry Flavour: Excellent
Yield: 3.6-5.5kg
Zones: 2-4
Bloom Time: Late spring

Companion Plants: Boreal Beast

Notes: Berry characteristics fit all categories for mechanical harvesting

BOREAL BLIZZARD : Lonicera caerulea

Plant Size: 1.8m, Upright

Berry Weight: 2.8 grams
Berry Flavour: Excellent
Yield: 3.6-5.5kg
Zones: 2-4

Bloom Time: Mid spring

Companion Plants: Boreal Beast

Notes: Powdery mildew resistance

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HONEY BEE : Lonicera caerulea (POLLINISER)

Plant Size: 1.8m, Upright

Berry Weight: 1.9g
Berry Flavour: Tart
Yield: 2.7-4.5kg

Zones: 1-4

Bloom Time: Early spring

Companion Plants: Borealis, Tundra, Aurora, Indigo series

Notes:  Not recommended for machine harvesting

INDIGO GEM : Lonicera caerulea 

Plant Size:1.2m, low growing

Berry Weight: 1.30g
Berry Flavour: Sweet/tangy
Yield: 2.7-4.5kg
Zones: 1-4

Bloom Time: Early spring

Companion Plants: Aurora, Honeybee

Notes: Susceptible to powdery mildew after the berry harvest

INDIGO TREAT : Lonicera caerulea

Plant Size:1.2m

Berry Weight: 1.41g
Berry Flavour: Sweet
Yield: 2.7-3.6kg

Zones: 1-4

Bloom Time: Early spring

Companion Plants: Aurora, Honeybee

INDIGO YUM : Lonicera caerulea

Plant Size:1.2m
Berry Weight: 1.29g
Berry Flavour: Sweet/tangy
Yield: 2.7-4.5kg

Zones: 1-4

Bloom Time: Early spring

Companion Plants: Aurora, Honeybee

Notes: Used in making haskap liqueur

TUNDRA : Lonicera caerulea

Plant Size:1.2m
Berry Weight: 1.49g
Berry Flavour: Sweet/tart
Yield: 2.7-4.5kg 

Zones: 1-4

Bloom Time: Early spring

Companion Plants: Aurora, Honeybee

Notes: Firm berries, good for mechanical harvesting

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U of Saskatchewan Haskap Variety Pollination Compatibility

Haskap Bloom Overlap, average year

Haskap Ripening Times (can shift by a week)

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