Haskap/Honeyberries 2009 Update

All I can say is WOW! These haskap are amazing! As most of you know, I moved last summer and had to leave behind my haskaps just as they were starting to produce. I got a few small handfulls from my two dozen plants. Well, just yesterday I went back to visit my brother-in-law (who now lives at my old place) and saw the haskap. I was blown away! The plants had more than doubled in size this year and were covered in little berries. Most were green still, but there were some ripe enough for a taste test. It was a slow start, but wow what a jump from 2008 to 2009! I’ll certainly be planting more haskap at my new place!

Haskap Berries

Sorry about the old picture – this is actually a picture of last year’s berries. I didn’t have my camera with me on this trip, but I’ll sure try to get out there again for a few pictures!

14 Responses to Haskap/Honeyberries 2009 Update

  1. Amy says:

    How long did it take you to go from seedlings to berry production? I was inspired by you posts last year, so I mail ordered two seedlings from an Alberta nursery and they are maybe three inches tall. Did you start with larger shrubs?

    • Dave says:

      I started in the summer of 2006 with three inch seedlings. So they are now three years old and some are about waist height. Hopefully within the week or two I’ll snap a few pictures for you!

  2. Mads says:

    Hi Dave.
    I live in iceland, and would really, really like to try some haskaps, but I dont know how to get some, are they made from seeds? and if so, do you think you could help me?

  3. Monica says:

    I have a huge honeyberrie tree with lots of berries but they taste very bitter;have I planted the wrong variety?

    • Dave says:

      I’m not sure – what variety did you plant? The University of Saskatchewan honeyberries may be a little tart, but shouldn’t be bitter.

  4. jenn pincher creek alberta says:

    Hi, my box of plants arrived from vesseys this morning, in it is 9 borealis honeyberry (haskap) plants and 3 polinators – my understanding is there is no male or female but you must have 2 varieties to get polination – at a ratio of 1 polinoator to 5-7 plants and that all will bear fruit. What I hope to learn is if these can be grown in pots? I hope to take them with me in a couple years if I move in a few years. Does anyone know about growing in pots until the plants get a bit larger? The are just a plug with about a 6 ” twig sticking out right now.

  5. Pat says:

    I planted 2 varietes of honeyberry in 2008. The bushes were about 8″ tall.
    They are growing (although slowly) and seem healthy but I have had no blossoms, thus no berries so far.
    They are the proper varieties for pollinating, so I don’t know what might be wrong.
    They are about 2 and a half feet tall now. Plenty of leaves–no blossoms.
    Any ideas?

  6. bob says:

    Hi Dave. I live by Sundre AB. Do you think the Haskap will do well out here. It is the 29th of may and snowing what the ¤•”¤ is going on out here

  7. Jean Fortier-Rigler says:

    Hi this is the third time trying to get on this site First of all
    my e-mail address is a valid e-mail I use it all the time. Check with Yahoo if necessary

    My reason to get on the site is to find pollinators for my Haskap blue (Tundra) honeysuckle plants looking for a supplier who carries the Borealis.cinderella berry smart belle and the berry blue pollinators

    Any information would be appreciated Hoping to hear from someone

    can e-mail me at PLANTLADY34#YAHOO.CA
    Thanks for your attention
    Jean Fortier-Rigler

  8. Doug Ferguson says:

    My Borealis Honey-berries are doing fine.(16) I just picked up my pollinators, Berry blue, from a dealer in Edmonton. We have 2 unknown varieties growing here, but we are just not going to chance 1 years wait to find out they are the wrong plants.

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