This small, elongated berry, lightly sweet and acidulous is said to have many medicinal properties. The shrub can reach up to 3 metres in height and grows in any type of soil, preferably alkaline and rich in organic matter. it is very hardy and can withstand temperatures as low as -20 °C in Zone 3. In early summer, small purple and white star-shaped flowers bloom, and give way to berries in September, which ripen in October. Flowering occus between June and September. It takes 2 years to yield small harvests, and 4 years for good harvests. The plants requipe supports.
These small red-orange berries are packed with antioxidants. Mid-season, self-pollinizing plant that is resistant to drought and cold, Zone 3, it prefers well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. It has grey-green foliage and is harvested later than the Firecracker variety. Its white and purple flowers of early summer give way to scarlet berries in the fall.