[NAFEX] Regarding Haskups

John S swim_at_svc at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 8 04:44:49 EST 2008

Glad to help Glenn.  Most of my honeyberries have come from OGW.  I have found that there are substantial differences in flavor, productivity, form and vigor among the OGW honeyberry vars from them, but that it is also advantageous to have a variety of plants.

One other comment.  I have run into people that claim to not like the flavor, but my personal experience is that it is tempting to harvest them too early.  I wait until I see a plant start to drop a few berries, before picking (from that plant).  This results in best flavor, which is quite good.

Also, one of my plants insists on going dormant early each year, then throws a few leaves and flowers in the fall.  This year I had a single honeyberry harvested in late September so it wouldn't surprise me to find that we will eventually have a fall bearing honeyberry as well.

--- On Sun, 12/7/08, Glenn & Kathy Russell <GlennAndKathy2 at cox.net> wrote:
From: Glenn & Kathy Russell <GlennAndKathy2 at cox.net>
Subject: [NAFEX] Regarding Haskups
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Date: Sunday, December 7, 2008, 12:39 PM




Hi John- 

for the info! 

I’ve purchased from probably 6, and have catalogs from 12 online fruit
nurseries, I’ve actually done much with “One Green World”. 
They certainly do have a lot more Honeyberries (11!) than say Raintree (None), Gurneys
(2), or Burnt Ridge.  I’ve ordered a catalog from them now. 

think I’ll probably go with your advice (seems to make sense, and you’re
close to me) about going with the late bloomers.  I’ll probably just
get 1 of each of the 4 you mention.  From their online blurb (below), it
didn’t seem to conflict with your advice.  It just seemed they were
recommending those varieties for that area, but there’s nothing to say
they couldn’t also work well in our area too. 

forward to having something else to eat at strawberry time! 

Thanks again for the info! 



>From One Green World: 
While Honeyberry can be grown throughout the
 US , some varieties have proven
better adapted to our maritime Northwest growing conditions. The late blooming
varieties Blue Velvet™, Blue Moon™, Blue Forest™, and Blue
Pacific™ set and ripen significantly more fruit in our region. The other
varieties grow well but bloom earlier, after our short and mild winters, and
generally set less fruit because of the lack of bees and other insects
available for pollination. 


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