Japanese Haskap

Lonicera caerulea


USPP 28,622; CBRAF

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Close up of Yezberry Maxie Lonicera berries in hand Close up of Yezberry Maxie Lonicera berries on vine Close up of Yezberry Maxie Lonicera berries on vine
  • Edible
  • Super hardy
  • Durable

Largest fruited haskap! Yezberry® Maxie™ is a true Japanese haskap variety with the largest fruit we've seen yet. Olive-shaped blue berries appear in early summer. Plant with another Yezberry® variety to ensure fruit.

USDA Zone 3 - 7 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 5 - 6'

Width 5 - 6'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Early spring

Flower Color Yellow

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Moist, well-drained soils are best for production, but plants are widely adaptable, including to pH.

Pruning Little pruning required. Mature plants may be thinned in late winter. Save any trimming for immediately after harvest.

Uses Home gardens; fruit production; edible hedge.

Growing Tips One of the earliest plants to bloom each spring. Fruit ripens in early summer (mid-late June in Michigan, USDA zone 6a). Site with afternoon shade to prevent sunscald.