[NAFEX] Honeyberry sweetness (sourness)

William C. Garthright billg at inebraska.com
Sun Jun 14 13:58:42 EDT 2009

> And when Dr. Thompson's selections come on the market, those old ones 
> will be plain by comparison.

Any idea of when that might be?

> That's the advantage of Haskap. They bloom months after the honeyberry 
> and set much more regularly as a result.

Isn't that also a disadvantage, Lon? I was interested in honeyberry 
because it was supposed to fruit so early in the summer, before most 
other fruits became ripe. That seemed to be a really big advantage. 
(However, from what I heard, there were a number of disadvantages - 
"extremely susceptible" to leaf diseases in the Midwest, very quick to 
break dormancy, scanty production, and just OK flavor - so I didn't 
plant any.)

If Haskap bloom months after honeyberries, they probably fruit when I'd 
have an abundance of fruit, already, right?

Lincoln, NE (zone 5)

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