[NAFEX] a little more on Haskap

Dan Nave nave1 at comcast.net
Thu Aug 25 21:37:11 EDT 2011

What do you mean by "preferred pollen source?"

I thought that any variety could pollinate any other variety.
Are you implying that they don't do that very well and that you need a specific pollinating variety?


On 8/25/2011 9:29 AM, John Bunker wrote:
> It is my understanding that the honeyberries that many of us planted
> years ago (I planted some 25 years ago or so) were from Russian
> origin.  Mine fruted one or twice and never again.  The current "crop"
> of varieties are from Japanese material.  Hence the Haskap name.
> Supposedly these new selections are better at fruiting than the old
> stuff.  Berry Blue is the preferred variety for a pollen source.  We
> will be offering Berry Blue plus Tundra and Borealis.  We have all
> three on trial now on our farm in Maine.  None have fruited yet but
> are just getting established.
> Best
> John Bunker
> Fedco
> trees at fedcoseeds.com
> www.fedcoseeds.com
> PO Box 520
> Waterville ME 04903
> 207-873-7333
> On Aug 23, 2011, at 9:21 AM, mIEKAL aND wrote:
>> I got 25 Crimson Passion from Honeyberry USA, this year,&  tho they
>> were tiny tissue culture plants 8" high, most of them are a very
>> vigorous 3' now after 2 1/2 months in the ground.  I'm assuming the
>> Haskaps are tissue culture as well.
>> I also have been really annoyed by the Haskap name until I discovered
>> that the word is an ancient Ainu word for the fruit, which convinced
>> me it was a good choice of name.  Plus without "honeysuckle" in the
>> name people's invasive plant alarms won't go off so quickly.
>> ~mIEKAL

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