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 it 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 machanical 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.
The main quality of this cultivar, compared to Berry Blue, is that it blooms at the same time as the Tundra and Borealis varieties, which enhances fruit setting. The berries are cylindrical and stay on the plant for longer periods. Mechanical harvest is not recommended.