Haskap, a new, appealing culture for North America, is espacially 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 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 cultivar has the best yields per square metre in its category. The berries are a little smaller than those of the Tundra cultivars, at 1.30 g, with light chewiness that may indicate better preservation properties… to be experimented!