Lonicera caerulea edulis (aka) Haskap

This unique variety has unusual, attractive greyish green, velvet like foliage and a broad, spreading habit. Blue Velvet produces tasty, large fruit and grows 3 - 4' in height and 5-6' wide. Blooms later than Berryblue and Bluebird. Not self fertile, cross pollinate with Blue Moon or Blue Pacific.

Plant Characteristics
Pest Resistance Excellent
Disease Resistance Excellent
Drought Tolerance Good
Heat Tolerance Good
Humidity Tolerance Good
Sun Tolerance Good
Wet Soil Tolerance Poor
Shade Tolerance Good
No Spray Excellent
Salt Tolerance Poor
Fresh for Kids Good
Deer Resistance Fair
Thorns No
Plant Type Shrub
Soil Type Adaptable
Edible Type Berry
Self Fertile No
This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, comments/opinions are always welcome

Due to import restrictions we are unable to ship Blue Velvet Edible Honeysuckle (Haskap) to CA...

Care Guide


Edible Honeysuckle

(Lonicera kamchatika)

Fruit Bowl First Fruits
Edible Honeysuckle are among the first fruits of the season

A unique member of the Honeysuckle family native to Eastern Siberia. This very hardy deciduous species has been a valued fruiting plant for ages and yet is virtually unknown in Europe and America. An attractive small bush, it produces tasty small fruits about the size and flavor of blueberries. Small white, slightly fragrant flowers appear in March. Fruit ripens two weeks before strawberries. Very easy to grow with no pest or disease problems.

Site & Soil
Edible Honeysuckle is a shade-loving plant in all areas except the far north, where it is happyin full sun. It prefers moderately well-drained, yet moist, soil. Mulching with compost, peat moss or decomposed manure helps maintain adequate soil moisture.

Honeysuckle is not self-fertile. Plant at least two varieties if fruit is desired. When we ship we sent two different types.

Bearing age
1-2 years after planting.

One of the hardiest fruiting plants, to minus 40*F minus 40*C (zone3).


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