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Haskaps

University of Saskatchewan varieties

AURORA : Lonicera caerulea


Origins of Parents:  Russian and Japanese
U of S Release Date: 2012
Plant Size: roughly 5 ft x 5.5 ft when mature
Average Berry Size: 2.5-3.0cm long and weight 2.17 grams
Berry Flavour: sweet
Expected Crop per Plant: approx. 8 - 12 lbs when fully mature
Growing Zones: 1-4 preferred, grows in zones 5 and 6, but will bloom during warm periods in late fall, winter or early spring.
Blooming Time: See blooming chart below.
Expected Harvest Timing: See harvesting table below.


General Notes: Tested pollinizer for the Indigo series, Tundra and Borealis. Will go dormant in late July in the warmer growing zones. Very winter hardy. Very productive. Upright growing. Highly recommended for machine harvesting and fresh/frozen easting.


 

 

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

Ships to Canada: Yes

Ships to USA: Yes

Ships o Europe: Yes

BOREALIS : Lonicera caerulea


Origins of Parents:  Russian and Kuril Islands
U of S Release Date: 2007
Plant Size: roughly 4 ft x 4.5 ft when mature
Average Berry Size: 1.62 grams
Berry Flavour: sweet/tangy
Expected Crop per Plant: approx. 6 -10 lbs when fully mature
Growing Zones: 1-4 preferred, grows in zones 5 and 6, but will bloom during warm periods in late fall, winter or early spring.
Blooming Time: See blooming chart below.
Expected Harvest Timing: See harvesting table below.


General Notes: Requires an unrelated companion haskap plant for pollination. Will go dormant in late July in the warmer growing zones. Very winter hardy. Large berries. Berries are not ideal for mechanical harvesting.

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

 

Ships to Canada: Yes

Ships to USA: Yes

Ships o Europe: Yes

BOREAL BEAST : Lonicera caerulea (POLLINISER)


Origins of Parents:  25% Russian, 25% Kurile and 50% Japanese
U of S Release Date: 2016
Plant Size: roughly 5 ft x 5 ft when mature, may be a bit larger than this
Average Berry Size: 1.86 - 2.06 grams
Berry Flavour: sweet (very nice aroma and aftertaste)
Expected Crop per Plant: approx. 8 -12 lbs when fully mature
Growing Zones: 2-4 preferred, under testing in zone 6a
Blooming Time: See blooming chart below.
Expected Harvest Timing: See harvesting table below.


General Notes: Tested pollinizer for the Boreal series. Upright growing. Remarkable berry flavour.


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

Ships to Canada: Yes

Ships to USA: Yes

Ships o Europe: Yes

BOREAL BEAUTY : Lonicera caerulea


Origins of Parents:  37.5% Russian, 25% Kurile and 37.5% Japanese
U of S Release Date: 2016
Plant Size: roughly 5 ft x 5 ft when mature, may be a bit larger than this
Average Berry Size: 2.6 grams
Berry Flavour: excellent
Expected Crop per Plant: approx. 8 - 12 lbs when fully mature
Growing Zones: 2-4 preferred, under testing in zone 6a
Blooming Time: See blooming chart below.
Expected Harvest Timing: See harvesting table below.


General Notes: Upright, strong growing. Berry characteristics fit all categories for mechanical harvesting.


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

Ships to Canada: Yes

Ships to USA: Yes

Ships o Europe: Yes

BOREAL BLIZZARD : Lonicera caerulea


Origins of Parents:  50% Russian, 50% Japanese
U of S Release Date: 2017
Plant Size: roughly 6 ft x 6 ft when mature, may be a bit larger than this
Average Berry Size: 2.8 grams
Berry Flavour: excellent
Expected Crop per Plant: approx. 8- 12 lbs when fully mature
Growing Zones: 2-4 preferred, under testing in zone 6a
Blooming Time: See blooming chart below.
Expected Harvest Timing: See harvesting table below.


General Notes: Upright, strong growing. Powdery mildew resistance is excellent.


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

Ships to Canada: Yes

Ships to USA: Yes

Ships o Europe: Yes

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HONEYBEE : Lonicera caerulea (POLLINISER)

 

Origins of Parents:  Russian and Kuril Islands
U of S Release Date: 2011
Plant Size: roughly 6 ft x 6 ft when mature
Average Berry Size: 1.9 grams
Berry Flavour: tart
Expected Crop per Plant: approx. 6 - 10 lbs when fully mature
Growing Zones: 1-4 preferred, grows in zones 5 and 6, but will bloom during warm periods in late fall, winter or early spring.
Blooming Time: See blooming chart below.
Expected Harvest Timing: See harvesting table below.


General Notes: Tested pollenizer for the Indigo series, Tundra and Borealis. Will go dormant in late July in the warmer growing zones. Very winter hardy. Berries do not fall off of the plant. High percentage of berries retain the stems when picked. Fast growing, upright plant. Very productive. Not recommended for machine harvesting. Good candidate for drying berries on the bush.

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

Ships to Canada: Yes

Ships to USA: Yes

Ships o Europe: Yes

INDIGO GEM : Lonicera caerulea 


Origins of Parents:  Russian and Kuril Islands
U of S Release Date: 2011
Plant Size: roughly 4 ft x 4 ft when mature
Average Berry Size: 1.30 grams
Berry Flavour: sweet/tangy
Expected Crop per Plant: approx. 6-10 lbs when fully mature
Growing Zones: 1-4 preferred, grows in zones 5 and 6, but will bloom during warm periods in late fall, winter or early spring.
Blooming Time: See blooming chart below.
Expected Harvest Timing: See harvesting table below.

General Notes: Requires an unrelated companion haskap plant for pollination. Tends to be a low growing bush. Very winter hardy. Very productive, but berries tend to be smaller than the other Indigo varieties. Susceptible to powdery mildew after the berry harvest. Will go dormant in late July in the warmer growing zones.

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

Ships to Canada: Yes

Ships to USA: Yes

Ships o Europe: Yes

INDIGO TREAT : Lonicera caerulea


Origins of Parents:  Russian and Kuril Islands
U of S Release Date: 2011
Plant Size: roughly 4 ft x 4 ft when mature
Average Berry Size: 1.41 grams
Berry Flavour: sweet
Expected Crop per Plant: approx. 6-8 lbs when fully mature
Growing Zones: 1-4 preferred, grows in zones 5 and 6, but will bloom during warm periods in late fall, winter or early spring.
Blooming Time: See blooming chart below.
Expected Harvest Timing: See harvesting table below.


General Notes: Requires an unrelated companion haskap plant for pollination. Berries are very similar to Tundra. Will go dormant in late July in the warmer growing zones. Very winter hardy.


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

Ships to Canada: Yes

Ships to USA: Yes

Ships o Europe: Yes

INDIGO YUM : Lonicera caerulea


Origins of Parents:  Russian and Kuril Islands
U of S Release Date: 2011
Plant Size: roughly 4 ft x 4 ft when mature
Average Berry Size: 1.29 grams
Berry Flavour: sweet/tangy
Expected Crop per Plant: approx. 6-10 lbs when fully mature
Growing Zones: 1-4 preferred, grows in zones 5 and 6, but will bloom during warm periods in late fall, winter or early spring.
Blooming Time: See blooming chart below.
Expected Harvest Timing: See harvesting table below.


General Notes: Requires an unrelated companion haskap plant for pollination. Will go dormant in late July in the warmer growing zones. Very winter hardy.


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

Ships to Canada: Yes

Ships to USA: Yes

Ships o Europe: Yes

TUNDRA : Lonicera caerulea


Origins of Parents:  Russian and Kuril Islands
U of S Release Date: 2007
Plant Size: roughly 4 ft x 4 ft when mature
Average Berry Size: 1.49 grams
Berry Flavour: sweet/tart
Expected Crop per Plant: approx. 6-10 lbs when fully mature
Growing Zones: 1-4 preferred, grows in zones 5 and 6, but will bloom during warm periods in late fall, winter or early spring.
Blooming Time: See blooming chart below.
Expected Harvest Timing: See harvesting table below.


General Notes: Requires an unrelated companion haskap plant for pollination. Will go dormant in late July in the warmer growing zones. Very winter hardy. Firm berries. Good for mechanical harvesting.


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

Ships to Canada: Yes

Ships to USA: Yes

Ships o Europe: Yes

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Ships to Canada USA, Europe 

U of Saskatchewan Haskap Variety Pollination Compatibility

Haskap Bloom Overlap, average year

Haskap Ripening Times (can shift by a week)