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Honeyberries

Honeyberry Bushes for Sale from Gardens Alive!

At Gardens Alive! we love honeyberries (also known as the haskap berry) because they are low maintenance, have few pests or disease issues, and are a great fruit for organic garden production. Extremely cold hardy, they're also a good choice for northern gardeners. The plants produce sweet-tart, flavorful fruits in the spring, usually before strawberries. We grow honeyberries in test gardens and select honeyberries for sale that produce flavorful, large berries.

Choosing the Right Honeyberry Plants

When choosing among our honeyberry plants for sale, keep these things in mind. Honeyberries require a second different variety of honeyberry plant for pollination. If you want fruit production, you'll need two honeyberry plants. Our honeyberry plant descriptions include information about what honeyberry variety should be planted as a pollinator.

Most honeyberries grow in zones 3-8; unlike some other small fruits which require full sun, honeyberry plants can be grown in partial shade. They thrive in well-drained, fertile soil.

Honeyberries: Getting the Most out of Your Purchase

To get the most out of your honeyberry plants, take time on site selection. Honeyberry plants can be incorporated into the flower garden or landscape or grown as a hedge. Because they can grow up to five feet tall with a similar spread, factor in their mature size when planning for them.

Getting Started with Honeyberry Bushes

To successfully grow honeyberries, plant honeyberry bushes in full sun (six hours or more of direct sunlight daily) in areas where the summers are mild and in partial shade where the summers are hot and dry.

When to Plant Honeberry Plants

Honeyberry bushes can be planted in the spring or the fall. If planting bareroots, soak the plants in water for about an hour before planting. Dig a hole that is slightly larger than the roots. Plant at the same level the plants were growing in the nursery. After planting, water well. Mulching will help the plant retain moisture

Where to Plant Honeyberry Plants

When selecting a site for your honeyberries, allow enough space so the plants are 4-5 ft. apart. It's best to plant at least two varieties as cross-pollination is required to produce fruit.

How to Prune Honeyberry Plants

Honeyberries require very little pruning, especially during their first five years. Pruning should be done to remove dead branches, and it should be done in late winter or early spring when the plants are still dormant.

How Long will it take for Honeyberry Bushes to Bear Fruit

Honeyberries may begin bearing fruit two years after planting, but it usually takes until their fifth or sixth year to deliver full yields of about 10 lbs. of fruit per bush. Remember that two varieties of honeyberries are needed for pollination and fruit production. The fruits generally ripen in late May or early June. When the berries are ripe, they can be picked individually, much like blueberries, or shaken from the bush. Back to Top

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