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Haskap

Haskap

Other Names

Blue Honeysuckle

Haskap Plants

Haskap plants are native to nine Canadian provinces. Russian horticulturists started to breed sweet-tasting Siberian Haskap berry plant varieties in the 1950s. Early-blooming haskap flowers are not affected by late spring snowstorms. In Japan the Haskap is named for the indigenous Ainu people of Hokkaido island where the berries have been enjoyed for centuries. Many blueberry farmers also grow Haskap berries.

Grow Haskap

Haskap can survive a large range of soil acidity. Haskap grows well as a single bush, or as a row of bushes for a nice hedge. Haskap grows better planted with high organic matter, in well drained soils, and in locations with lots of sunlight. It may take three or four years to produce a good harvest of haskap berries.

Haskap Uses

Haskap uses include pastries, jams, juice, wine, ice cream, yogurt, sauces, and candies. Haskap is easy to use for ice cream and smoothies, since the berry skins just seem to disintegrate. Haskap can produce a wine similar to grape or cherry wine.

Haskap Facts

The binomial name for Haskap is Lonicera caerulea. There are nine varieties, although some authors treat these as subspecies: Lonicera caerulea var. altaica, found in Northern Asia, Lonicera caerulea var. caerulea, found in Europe, Lonicera caerulea var. cauriana, found in Western North America, Lonicera caerulea var. dependens, found in Central Asia, Lonicera caerulea var. edulis, found in Eastern Asia, Lonicera caerulea var. emphyllocalyx, found in Eastern Asia, Lonicera caerulea var. kamtschatica, found in Northeastern Asia, Lonicera caerulea var. pallasii, from Northern Asia and Northeastern Europe, and Lonicera caerulea var. villosa, found in Eastern North America. Lonicera caerulea is also known by many different common names, mostly regional in use, including Blue Honeysuckle, Edible Honeysuckle, Honeyberry, Sweet Berry Honeysuckle, and Swamp Fly Honeysuckle.

Haskap Farms

It may be possible to find any haskap farms near your location. We have built a map that will show all of the berry farms in our directory!

Haskap Stories

Canard Haskap appeals ruling on farm building
Canard Haskap Inc. of Port Williams is appealing the Municipality of the County of Kings' rejection of its application for a permit to convert a garage to a farm building on lands it owns in Habitant. Company owner Dennis Stosky filed an appeal with ... TheChronicleHerald.ca [ story ]

Haskap like a blueberry, raspberry and black currant all in one: Fresh Bites
Haskap's Japanese name, haskapu, translates as "Little present on the end of the branch." That's where the long, oval berries congregate, hidden beneath branches of flat green leaves. Haskap tastes like a blueberry, raspberry and black currant rolled ... www.muskokaregion.com/? [ story ]

Fruit project featured at Carrington Center Field Day
His current research and breeding priorities involve maintaining a prairie gene bank and breeding haskaps, grapes and apples. Other fruit crops bred on a smaller scale include cherries, Saskatoons, strawberries, plums, pears and hazelnuts. His research ... Farm and Ranch Guide [ story ]


Photo - Scott and Stewart Forestry Consultants - Antigonish County, Nova Scotia, Canada
 
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