About Our Honeyberry Plants
We've stopped shipping honeyberries by now. Being in pots in our Zone 7 they fall in summer dormancy sooner and it lasts longer through the hot season. Plants are losing leaves and leaves look like they look right before winter comes. They are sleeping, gaining new buds to open them when it is cooler again. And unfortunately it is very hard to explain to our customers. They can not accept this info somehow and think that plants are just dead or dying. :) So we just stop shipping all our honeyberries until they gain their new fall foliage. It is apx Mid September. Being planted they can keep their summer foliage much better when they are very well established( in a year or so) but leaves can look very brown, dry as if they got damaged too but that is normal! Do not throw away healthy but sleeping plants. Keep the plants and take normal care of them,please, they will gain root system while sleeping peacefully and they will gain new foliage, more beautiful and looking very healthy again. We do not ship unhealthy plants. All our plants are tissue cultured and viruses indexed!
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).
So named Russian Honeyberry/Zhimolost' fruit 2 weeks before strawberries, Lonicera caerulea v. emphyllocalyx, so named Japanese Honeyberry/Haskap fruit 1 week before strawberries or at the same time. This Super Fruit contains rare trace element Selenium - the element of youth. 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! 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. 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.
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 Haskap Central sales Ltd.,NW 26-51-25 W 2nd PO box 21,Henribourg, Saskatchewan SOJ 1 C0, Canada 306-764-2514 or 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 ( 2 gallons, 1 gallons and 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:
For UK market please, contact : Gentech Propagation Ltd.: Gemini Crescent, Dundee Technology Park,Dundee DD2 1 SW Scotland,UK, phone: 0(138) 256-2644