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Haskap

Haskap

Other Names

Blue Honeysuckle
Edible Honeysuckle
Honeyberry
Swamp Fly Honeysuckle
Sweet Berry Honeysuckle
Sweetberry 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

Researcher breeds better haskap berries
Haskap berries are the edible fruit of Lonicera caerulea, a honeysuckle native to northern boreal forests in Asia, North America and Europe. The extremely cold-tolerant plants produce a deep purple, tangy-sweet berry said to provide a concentrated dose ... Capital Press [ story ]

ZNATE LI ŠTO JE HASKAP? Pripremili smo pet slatkih recepata s ovim sibirskim supervoćem!
Haskap vrlo dobro podnosi zamrzavanje što je odlično kada je u pitanju sladoled od haskapa ili ledeni cheesecake. Haskap je bobica iznimno bogata antioksidansima, vitaminima, mineralima i antocijaninom – pigmentom koji djeluje protuupalno, poboljšava ... Dobra hrana [ story ]

ZDRAVIJE I OD ARONIJE Obitelj pored Garešnice uzgaja haskap: 'Posadili smo 1500 grmova sibirskog supervoća za ...
Haskap je iznimno bogat antioksidansima, vitaminima, mineralima i antocijaninom, pigmentom koji djeluje protuupalno, poboljšava vid i cirkulaciju. U 100 grama haskapa pronaći ćemo oko 20 tisuća ORAC jedinica, a 100 grama zrele aronije sadrži oko 16 ... JutarnjiList [ story ]


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