About Our Haskap & Honeyberry Plants
Honeyberries For Sale:
- (Zhimolost'( Жимолость)- Russian common name
- Haskap-Hasukapu-(Haskapa)- Japanese common name
- Camerise- French-Canadian common name
Latin names for original wild ones are:
- Lonicera Caerulea v. edulis Turcz.
- v. regiliana Boczkar.
- v. Kamtschatica
- v. Turczaninowii Pojark. ( Russian wild ones)
- Lonicera Caerulea v. Emphyllocalyx ( Japanese, Far East of Russia wild ones).
Why Buy Honeyberries From Berries Unlimited
- Recent research proves that honeyberries have nearly three times the number of antioxidants as wild blueberries have. Unique berries: one of most delicious and the healthiest at the same time!
- Berries Unlimited has been in full production of Honeyberries (Lonicera Caerulea/Zhimolost'/Blue Honeysuckle/Haskap) for 8 years.
- Our Honeyberries have Russian( Far Eastern part of Russia from the North to the South) and Kurils/Japanese origin.
- We have released more than 50 of our varieties.
- We sell Russian " Zhimolost' ".
- In English the common name is Honeyberry, Canadians call it Haskap ( their berries developed from Russian varieties, Japanese varieties or from Russian and Japanese crosses) after its Japanese common name Hasukapu in honor of our cooperation with Japanese Scientists from Sapporo, Japan.
Berries Unlimited is the leader in production of Honeyberries in North America. We are also the largest exporter of Honeyberries in the United States. Don't forget to check out our option for Honeyberry Plants Wholesale!
We also provide advice on growing honeyberry bushes and plants! Our Honeyberries are grown from tissue culture, they are virus indexed.
Japanese Honeyberry/Haskap Berry
Fruit 1 week before strawberries or at the same time.
Russian Honeyberries fruit 2 weeks before strawberries.
This Super Berry helps neutrolize Peroxynitrite, one of the most dangeroius free radicals.
Uses for Haskap Berries include: Fresh/frozen eating, or for any preserves: jam- jelly- juice-wine etc., cooking (sauces), or baking! The best ever source of natural antioxidants for Your well being!
In selecting Honeyberry varieties it is important to have a good pollinator. You should always remember that Honeyberries require at least 2-3 varieties for cross pollination. The more varieties You have the better pollination-production.
Please, do not add any acidic mulch around honeyberries and leave apx 2 foot mulch free spot around your plant when You plant them until it is rooted in and established. Please, weed all grass around at least 4 '. Start with 2 inches high mulch level. You should add pine mulch for heat or winter protection when the plants are well-established and after they gave some new growth ( in about 1- 2-3 months depends on the weather and season). Other mulch is too acidic or may have undesirable fungus.
You should know that honeyberries fall into summer dormancy after they finish bearing. In warmer zones ( zone 6+) with hot summers( 85+F) they can lose all leaves and only tiny little buds remind us that plants are still alive, sleeping. Summer dormancy starts right AFTER they finish production and it is a natural condition for Honeyberries. In colder zones they do not lose leaves but anyway they may look dull and unhappy especially if they do not have enough moisture in the ground: they look half dead but in reality they are healthy gaining new buds preparing for future spring/ summer crop.
For International plant large sales, plug sizes contact Agri Forest Bio-Technologies Ltd., BC Canada : tel. 250-764-2224. For other Canadian sales, for Quebec: Vegetolab Inc.,6502 avenue du Pont Nord,Alma Qc.G8E 1X7 418-347-1737 poste 223.
For Canada and for the USA wholesale and commercial (36-flats/6 cm cells). Please call : 479-846-6030. For smaller amounts in the USA, please, order on our website.
Our USA Lab Production:
Honeyberry Summer Dormancy
- Be sure to note, after our plants gain new branches/ leaves, and the weather is hotter and hotter, our plants in pots in our Zone 7 fall into summer dormancy sooner and it lasts longer through the hot season.
- Plants gain some mold on the leaves from overhead watering and from the heavy spring rains, then the leaves start looking unhealthy and damaged. That is NORMAL!
- Then they start losing leaves and leaves look like they look right before winter comes: do not get upset : they are just falling into sleep-summer dormancy to gain new buds: some to open later when it is cooler again closer to the fall, some- for the future new crop in spring.
- And unfortunately it is very hard to explain to our customers sometimes. They can not accept this info somehow and think that plants are just dead or dying, or sick. :)
Honeyberry growing habit
- It is at the of August- Mid September when the plants start gaining again their new beautiful green, brounish/ reddish turning green foliage.
- Being planted they keep their summer foliage much better when they are very well established (in a year or so.
- After your plants finish bearing their leaves start looking worse and worse getting brownish/blackish/moldy (especially with growing humidity and heavy rains), even dry if it is lack of water through the new hot season as if they got damaged, but that is NORMAL for humid or too dry climates!
- The cooler and nicer summers in your climatic zone the better your plants look in summer.
- Their roots are 'brat' type roots. That is normal.
Healthy Plants are Sleeping, NOT DAMAGED!
Please, DO NOT THROW AWAY HEALTHY BUT SLEEPING ( dormant )PLANTS. Do not think that we are shipping damaged or sick plants in summer (after20-s of May here in AR) or in winter: plants are just dormant They have even summer dormancy period being in pots under high temperatures in summer and they are dormant in winter being under low temperatures for a long time too.Dormant/ sleeping plants is true info at some periods of their life and it is not in our interests to ship damaged plants. Keep the plants and take normal care of them, please, they are gaining their root system while sleeping peacefully (sometimes with no leaves but having new tiny emerald buds near by all the nodes on their branches) and they will gain new foliage, more beautiful and looking very healthy again. We do not ship unhealthy plants. In the fall the new green foliage turns from nice healthy green colors into a beautiful yellow. Your bushes will become golden in color! All our plants are tissue cultured and viruses indexed/ diseases free! under hot temperatures they need watering daily. They can survive with lack of water after they are well established but they will not be growing nicely in size with new taller branches and better roots and they will not be very well prepared for the future season crops.
Please, do not trim dormant plants checking branches in summer or during the winter. Honeyberries differ from the other plants by their biology and look and their branches differ a lot too. Please, contact us ( better to send an email for Lidia) if you have any questions about your plants.They all will be answered.
Our plants are very healthy, virus/diseases indexed and they will give lots of new growth this summer, being tissue cultured! Please, watch late frost possible damages, especialy when you grow smaller plants! Cover your plants with special white material to protect them nicely. Do not leave your plants on their own. While they are not established they can be damaged. Read "How to grow Honeyberries" chapter,please! All our plants are the best varieties and in perfect shape to plant, VIGOROUSLY growing!