Lonicera – Yezberry Honey Bunch® – Japanese Haskap – Lonicera caerulea
Yezberry® Japanese haskaps are closely related to best-selling Sugar Mountain®sweetberry honeysuckle. However, the Yezberry series was developed from purely Japanese strains of haskap, while the Sugar Mountain series is of Russian heritage. Other differences: Yezberry haskaps bloom a bit later, so they're a good choice for areas that get frequent spring frosts. Yezberry fruits are plumper and rounder than Sugar Mountain fruits, but both are equally tasty and heavy-bearing when it comes to harvest time.
Native to North America
Yezberry® haskaps are very easy to grow and don't require any special maintenance. They can grow in any type of soil and have no particular pruning needs. If pruning is required, however, it should be done immediately after harvesting berries in early summer. You can harvest Yezberry haskaps as they ripen, turning from green to deep blue. If you taste a blue fruit and it does not taste sweet, leave the crop on the plant for another couple of days to ripen fully.
In hot climates, grow Yezberry haskaps where they will be shaded in the afternoon.
Yezberry® haskaps make an easy care edible hedge. Try it surrounding a vegetable garden or orchard!
PLEASE NOTE: To produce berries, you'll need to plant another Yezberry® variety as a pollinator.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Blooms On Old Wood
Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Edible Herb, Good for Screening, Landscape, Mass Planting
Soil Fertility Average Soil
pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
Light Requirements High
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-8
6" and Gallon Pot :
7-9" Pot : 8-10
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12
Pinching and Growth Regulators
1-2 pinches may be needed
Pest and Disease Management
Standard pest and disease practices. Aphids can be problematic, scout and treat as needed.