Honey Bee Honeyberry Plant

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Grow a unique and nutritious fruit – Honeyberries!

The Honeybee Honeyberry is a favorite among enthusiasts, as it fruits at an early age and holds onto its fruit better than most other varieties. These elongated berries are sweet and tart, similar in flavor to blueberries. Its fruits are cylindrical and look more like their Russian parent perhaps like the shape of a bee’s body.

These fruits are high in antioxidants, as high or higher than blueberries! Honeyberries can be used for jams, juice, syrups, and wine. They also make great ice cream and smoothies.

Honeyberry plants are very vigorous and early producing, often setting fruit in their second year after planting. These upright growing plants bloom in April and set fruit that ripens mid-June to mid-July. Also referred to as Haskaps, this cold-hardy plant is a great choice for gardeners up north!

It requires about 1,000-1,200 chill hours. Plant honeyberries in rich soil, with a pH between 5-7. For this specimen to produce, it’ll need a different honeyberry plant that blooms around the same time to pollinate it.

Honeybee was selected to be a pollinator for Borealis, Tundra, and the Indigo series, but it pollinates well with other mid-season bloomers.

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Bloom Color Cream, Yellow
Bloom Time Mid
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Large
Ripens/Harvest June
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet, Tart
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 2 - 8

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

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

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 4 - 5' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 2 - 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 compatibility 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 100' 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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