Haskap, a new, appealing culture for North America, is especially adapted for northern zones. Ripe berries have unique flavour, a delicious mix of blueberry, raspberry and blackberry. The powder blue to dark blue, elongated berries grow on a shrub 4-5 feet high when mature. Among the qualities that make il a choice variety for northern climates is its ability to withstand extremely cold temperatures ( -47 °C for the shrub and -7 °C for the flowers), and to remain dormant during short-term warm spells during winter. Some cultivars are suitable for mechanical harvest, for larger volumes, which helps to reduce manpower costs. Haskap requires cross-pollination for maximum yields. This is an outstanding variety for you to discover.
This shrub is used for cross-pollinating purposes. It is very robust and productive. The berries are elongated and fairly large, weighing 1.35 g. When harvested early the berries are somewhat sour tasting, but when harvested at maturity (late July to early August in northern regions) they are quite large and savoury.