[nafex] Honeyberry/Haskap discussion thread (permaculture forum at permies)

Dan Nave nave1 at comcast.net
Thu Jan 19 21:03:25 EST 2012

Have you had any fruit from any of these cultivars?  The Tundra and Borealis seem like they have 
fairly large fruit and the Honey Bee pollinator seems to have large fruit also.  How would you 
characterize the taste?

By the way, the grafting manual looks very good.


On 1/19/2012 11:33 AM, Sarah Kehler Ewing wrote:
> Nope.  You made the right decision! 
> Just one comment on what I read at the forum listed: Haskaps/Honeyberries are definitely not seedless.  In fact they have larger seeds than blueberries.  I know this for a fact because I have saved seeds from my honeyberries several times using a household strainer to clean/capture the seeds with no trouble whereas I had to do all kinds of straining thru paper towel when I save blueberry seeds a few years ago.  Burpee's sells theirs as seedless too.
> Sarah
> zone 3
> Edmonton, AB
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>   From: Dan Nave<nave1 at comcast.net>
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> Sent: Monday, January 16, 2012 10:37:50 PM
> Subject: Re: [nafex] Honeyberry/Haskap discussion thread (permaculture forum at permies)
> Well, I probably shouldn't have, but after reading all this and some more, I ordered a Tundra,
> Borealis, and Honey Bee (new U of S pollinator) Haskap (or Honeyberry) from HoneyberryUSA.  Running
> out of room to put stuff...
> Dan
> On 1/16/2012 4:50 PM, Lawrence London wrote:
>> Honeyberry/Haskap discussion thread (permaculture forum at permies)
>> http://www.permies.com/t/12063/permaculture/Haskap
>> edible blue honeysuckle including propagation
>> http://ediblebluehoneysuckle.wordpress.com/
>> http://www.permies.com/forums/posts/list/12063#110104
>> The most productive cultivars at this time are the pure Russian
>> cultivars, expect 7 kilograms of berries per plant. The cultivars
>> released from the University of Saskatchewan are hybrids, but less
>> productive, 4 kilograms of berries per plant.
>> In order to take softwood cuttings, you would require a license from
>> the University of Saskatchewan.
>> 2 genetically different cultivars that flower at the same time are
>> required for the best fruit set.
>> haskapcentral
>> www.haskapcentral.com
>> "Honeyberry"
>> Jim Gilbert
>> One Green World Nursery, Oregon.
>> many named varieties
>> http://www.onegreenworld.com/index.php?cPath=4_112
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