Blue Belle™ Honeyberry

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Early, blueberry-like fruit. In spring, small, white, lightly fragrant flowers appear and give way to sweet and tasty fruit that ripens two weeks earlier than strawberries. Fruit is large and deep-blue in color, perfect for fresh eating and making delicious jam. Flavor is comparable to sweet, wild blueberries with a tangy hint of currant. Plants thrive in northern gardens where blueberries may have trouble. Cold-hardy. Ripens late May, early June. Best pollinator: Berry Blue™.

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Bloom Color Cream, Yellow
Bloom Time Early
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, Juicy
Texture Juicy
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 2 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 2 - 7
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.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

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.

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As a pollinator for berry blue honey berry.
Jacqueline L S on Apr 26, 2016
As a pollinator for berry blue honey berry.
Jacqueline L S on Apr 26, 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
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
When will this be back in stock? I have its pollinator and want more of both...
Karen B on Mar 31, 2020
I planted my Blue Bell Honeyberry three years ago and it's still alive, but hasn't grown one inch! What's wrong with it?
Jack G on Jun 11, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. First, do a soil test to check the pH and see which nutrients it might be missing. Then fertilize accordingly. Is the tree getting at least 6 hours of full sun? Are your trees compatible pollinators, or the same variety? If the latter, that's why you're not getting a crop. This article details some basic fruit tree requirements for fruit production.
How tall does 'Blue Belle grow? They didn't say in 'description'!
YankeeMaid on Mar 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry. This variety will mature 3-5 foot tall and wide.

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Fab. looking 1 yr. old plants
I thought my 1 yr. old plants look really good when I planted them last year. I got about 2 dozen berries between the 5 separate plants (all different types for good pollination that I had planted) this year but not a single one of them was bigger than a blueberry, and not a single one of them was by any stretch of the imagination "sweet" tasting!! They were all quite sour actually. But they were great when you added a little sugar. So over all I was quite satisfied with my purchase and would recommend them to others looking for something new to grow along the blueberry lines.
September 5, 2016
over 5 years ago
Blue Belle Honeyberry
I live in Arizona, zone 5a, and Blue Belle, and the other two types of Honey berry are growing well. This second summer they are all bushy and growing in height. The soil here is basic (about seven (7)), so I treat with one tablespoon of epson salts in a gallon of water, once a week. This lowers the PH to about 6.
I planted using compost, Miracle Grow planting mix and native soil. Use mulch to protect from weeds and cold weather.
June 27, 2017
over 4 years ago
Great looking plant
I bought 1 plant to go with my other honeyerry plants and it was small. It survived the winter and is growing like a champ. I cant believe how big it is. It tripled in size and its only the first week of may. Im very impressed with the quality of the plants starks has. I plan on buying more and make a small little honeyberry patch. Very impressed. I would not hesitate to buy more honeyberry plants.
May 12, 2016
over 5 years ago
giving up
after two years i am giving up they come prepacked and by the time they hit my doorstep most of the life is gone none have lasted more than 2 months even with babying
June 11, 2017
over 4 years ago