Haskaps have a unique fresh raspberry/blueberry flavour. They are the first fruit crop to ripen each season (usually mid-late June). The fruit is a similar colour to blueberries, but in an elongated oval shape. Haskap berries are high in vitamin C and a great source of antioxidants.
The plants are very hardy and can be grown all the way to zone 2. The blossoms can withstand below freezing temperatures.
Production: Haskaps will produce up to 10 pounds of berries when mature. Bushes have been known to last up to 30 years.
Two varieties are required for cross-pollination.
HASKAPS PLANTING INFORMATION
Spacing: Plants should be spaced four to five feet apart.
Bushes will grow five to six feet tall and four to five feet wide.
Maturity: Plants take five to seven years to fully mature,
but should begin bearing fruit at three or four years of age.
Soil Type: Haskaps aren’t as particular as blueberries when it comes to pH.
Anywhere between 5.0 - 7.5 is fine. They will do well /in both sandy or heavy soils.
Pruning: Similar to blueberries, prune out older branches that are no longer producing much fruit, no more than 25% of the bush should be pruned out.
Fertilizer: Haskaps have nutrient demands similar to tomatoes or potatoes. Manures and composts make great fertilizers in the spring, as well as a couple of applications of a 10-50-10 fertilizer.
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