Indigo Gem Edible Honeysuckle - Haskap - 4" Pot

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Indigo Gem yields fruits that are excellent in quality. The fruits of most Haskap cultivars are soft and melt in your mouth when eaten whereas the Indigo Gem has thicker skin and flesh therefore the fruit is chewier much like a grape. The plants will produce consistent average yields, in one test area the variety produced twice the amount of fruit compared to other cultivars. Plants are vigorous and will grow 5.5 feet at maturity. The shape of the fruits are shorter and oval with an average weight of 1.3 grams. The fruits have good firmness with nice blend of sweet and mild tanginess. HASKAP is the Japanese name for Lonicera caerulea. It has also been called ‘Blue Honeysuckle’, ‘Honeyberry’, Edible Honeysuckle’ and ‘Sweet Berry Honeysuckle’, suggesting that the berries are sweet. But, in fact, they carry a hint of tartness and the aroma of other fruits, such as black currents, raspberries and blueberries. Several qualities mark them as truly unusual. They have the shape and color of tiny plums and, like them, will hold up for several weeks after harvest. In juices, jams and pastries, the indigo transforms into the deepest purple. Haskaps thrive in cold weather; their attractive yellow blossoms open in the still frigid days of earliest spring. With a global shape and a height of 5’ at maturity, they lend themselves to easy handpicking, which begins in mid-summer. Produces large crops of elongated blueberry-like fruits 1-2 years after planting. Indigo Treat Haskap (Honeyberry)s are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional pollinator will drastically increase the size of your crop.
  • Zones 3-7
  • Also known as Sweetberry Honeysuckle, Honeyberry, Blue Honeysuckle, Edible Honeysuckle
  • Mature Size: 5.5' tall and wide
  • Harvest Time: June-July
  • Immediate shipping in a 4" Pot