Lonicera – Yezberry® Maxie
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.
Small / Miniature
Plant another Yezberry™ variety within 50'/15.2 m of Yezberry Maxie to ensure abundant fruit set on both plants. If pruning is needed or desired, do so when the fruit harvest is complete. 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.
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 Edible Herb, Good for Screening, Mass Planting
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.