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Borealis Honeyberry

Available Spring 2018

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Description

Abundant harvests of large berries. Fragrant white flowers quickly give way to sweet and tart, plump berries with a taste similar to blueberries. Harvest about two weeks before strawberries. Eat them fresh, freeze them, or make a batch of luxurious preserves or fruit liqueur. Plants are densely foliated and have a nice upright growth habit. Cold-hardy. Can take temperatures of up to -50ºF and are a favorite in regions where the cold prohibits many fruiting plants. Early-bearing. Ripens in late May. Best pollinator: Polar Jewel.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Cream, Yellow
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Late May
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 7.5
Taste Sweet And Juicy
Texture Soft, Fleshy
Years to Bear 3
Zone Range 2 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 2 - 7
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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.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum 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.

Questions & Answers

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I really want to succeed on the Honey Berry bushes, we have ph of 8 and above, is there something we can to to help??
Betsy R on Mar 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I found that Sulphur to be used the yea before when preparing soil for planting blueberries and honeyberries. My soil is at 7 and use Epson salts (1 tablespoon per one gallon of water) to treat my soil to drop it to 54.5-5 for blueberries and 6-7 for honeberries. Treat once, or more per week
I planted a Borealis 2-3 years ago without realizing I needed another to cross pollinate it. If I plant a polar jewel honeyberry bush now, will I get bearing fruit next spring? Is it ok to plant a polar jewel honeyberry bush now - mid/late-May in Minnesota?
Gina B on May 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can plant now where you are located, but keep in mind you won't get fruit from either plant until both honeyberry bushes are mature enough to bloom. This could take another 1-2 years for your new honeyberry plant.

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Borealis 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.
June 27, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
plant is growing well and the rabbits is not bothering it
June 25, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Things are looking better this year
My honeyberries have been slow to get established but this year they seem to like where they are growing and I have put protection around them so no one can eat them anymore. I still have not seen any of those delicious looking berries, maybe next year.
May 9, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
I am between a 2 and 3 for my Honeyberry plants
I am in zone 6. My Honeyberry plants produce berries, but not many. They are not as long as shown in the pictures either.
May 8, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Honeyberry
The plant is tiny very tiny it will take years before it will produce.
June 7, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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