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Berry Blue™ Honeyberry

Item #134644. Ships in a 4" Pot.


Sweet, tangy and unique! Native to parts of Siberia, these plants excel in northern gardens. Fruit flavor is comparable to wild blueberries with a hint of currant and ripens two weeks earlier than strawberries. Can be eaten fresh, but these berries truly shine when made into tasty jam. Plants have small, cream-colored flowers in spring and attractive flat-green leaves through summer. Ripens late May, early June. Cold-hardy. Best pollinator: Blue Belle™.


Bloom Color Cream, Yellow
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Large
Ripens/Harvest Late May, Early June
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 7.5
Taste Sweet And Juicy
Texture Juicy, Firm
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 3 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 3 - 8' tall x 3 - 5' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 3 - 8' apart to ensure room for growth.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow honeyberry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
To add to the line of Honey berries I already have
Victoria H on Mar 9, 2017
To add to the line of Honey berries I already have
Victoria H on Mar 9, 2017
Already grow several types of blueberries at our southern Adirondack Mtn home, wanted to add some more variety, might help in case of disease or pest issues too.
Scott F on Apr 25, 2016
Already grow several types of blueberries at our southern Adirondack Mtn home, wanted to add some more variety, might help in case of disease or pest issues too.
Scott F on Apr 25, 2016
Does the honeyberry need a trellis for support?
Sherry B on Nov 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No need for a trellis or other support, it will grow well on its own and eventually form a bush. When the plants arrive, they are in very good shape, with plenty of leaves, but directly from the greenhouse. Make sure you keep them out of direct sunlight for a few weeks, then give them more and more light over the next couple of weeks. Otherwise, they will likely get sunburned (if they do, they will lose their leaves - though they will be fine the second year).
Do you have to have 3 plants to pollinate, or will they self pollinate or pollinate with other berry bushes?
vicki p on Jul 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You only need two different varieties. For Berry Blue, we recommend Blue Belle??? as a pollinator. Berry Blue is not self-pollinating.
Would Berry Blue successfully pollinate with Blue Velvet and Blue Moon?
Cynthia on May 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Berry Blue blooms earlier than the late-blooming Blue Velvet and Blue Moon. They may have some flowers that overlap in bloom times, but Borealis and/or Blue Belle would be better choices to pollinate Berry Blue.

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Honey berry
I have never been able to get them to grow. Tried 3 times.
November 5, 2016
over 2 years ago
Berry Blue Honeyberry
I planted the two plants I purchased in last mid-summer. I used compost, Miracle Grow planting mix and native sandy soil. The wintered well (at 7000 ft, snow and temperatures in the teens). They are growing well this year. Must protect them from voles and ground squirrels. I'm looking forward to honeyberries, next spring.
Both Berry Blue and Borielsis growing well.
June 27, 2017
1 year ago
Producing 2nd yr after planting
I am delight with my (Berry Blue Honeyberry) plants. They're producing the 2nd yr after planting! The berries are small, very tart, so clearly need to stay on the plant and sweeten up a bit, but I'm sure they'll taste delightful when they do. I recommend that you buy this berry plant.
June 6, 2016
over 2 years ago
Apparently patience is needed
The two plants in the collection had grown to only 4" high and wide in our original garden after more than a year, so we brought them with us when we moved to our new home in the winter of 2015. Since then they have grown maybe two inches, but I have high hopes for this season as they are leafing out better than in the past and seem to enjoy the looser soil here. This area has loads of native blueberries so the conditions should be right for the honeyberries too.
May 6, 2017
1 year ago
What a great surprise to have the honey berry plants bloom this spring. The plants were added to the orchard last fall, and there they are, blooms and all. What fun!
May 12, 2017
1 year ago
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