Haskaps, also known as honeyberries, are delicious berries with a balance of sweet and tart flavors. A fully ripened berry will taste like a cross between a sweet blueberry, a currant, and a raspberry. This delightful shrub is easy to grow and produces a wonderful crop of berries, year after year.
We grow and sell three varieties—borealis, honey bee, and tundra. Our plants are grown with great care at our farm in Oregon to ensure our customers get the best quality plants possible. Click on each variety below to learn more and order online. We ship all across the United States!
This unique fruit is not only delicious, but it is good for you too! They are a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamins A and C, and many other nutrients. Most notably, haskaps are an excellent source of antioxidants. These berries can be eaten fresh from the plant, but also taste wonderfully in fruit tarts, pies, jams, jellies, sauces, and mixed with other fruit.
These plants are easy to grow, relatively low maintenance, and can withstand extremely low temperatures all the way down to -50 degrees Fahrenheit. Harvest these plants in June, about two weeks before strawberries. The honey bee and tundra varieties grow in zones 3-8, and the borealis grows in zones 2-7. The honey bee variety acts as a great pollinator for the other two varieties.
In the first few years it is important to water frequently and thoroughly to establish a deep root system. After the bush has been established, this is less important to do. These berries are oblong shaped, and will often look ripe about 10 days before they are actually ready. A ripe haskap will fall off the plant or be easily picked. The inside flesh should be a deep purple when ripe, otherwise it will be a green color if unripe.