[NAFEX] Honeyberry sweetness (sourness)
Lon J. Rombough
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Sat Jun 13 13:59:43 EDT 2009
That's the advantage of Haskap. They bloom months after the honeyberry
and set much more regularly as a result.
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On Jun 13, 2009, at 10:53 AM, John S wrote:
My honeyberries have been sweet so far, and are the varieties from
Russia. There can be a large difference between varieties. I do leave
them on the plant a long time, until they are soft and starting to fall
I can't wait for the newer varieties to become available, as this will
be an excellent "new" fruit for many.
This year, no honeyberry crop here. Think it was a pollination issue
as it was very cold and wet while they were blooming. Did not see any
pollinators out (and looked form them at the time) Birds got the few
fruits that were set.
--- On Sat, 6/13/09, Jim Fruth <jimfruth at charter.net> wrote:
> From: Jim Fruth <jimfruth at charter.net>
> Subject: [NAFEX] Honeyberry sweetness (sourness)
> To: "NAFEX" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: Saturday, June 13, 2009, 11:37 AM
> I have read posts where folks say that if our honeyberries are
> sour that
> we are picking them too soon and they sweeten with time. I tried
> that. If
> I don't pick them when they are sour, they fall off and they are still
> To answer the sand vs. clay argument, my honeyberries are growing
> sandy loam, 5% organic matter - 95% sand.
> Plant pathologists claim that sour fruit indicates a copper
> My soil is not copper deficient but is it possible that honeyberries
> more than most plants?
> Are your honeyberries sour or sweet and do you know why?
> Jim Fruth
> Brambleberry Farm
> Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
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