Japanese Haskap

Lonicera caerulea


USPP 26,820; CBRAF

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Close up of Yezberry Solo Lonicera berries on vine Close up of Yezberry Solo Lonicera berries in hand Yezberry Solo Lonicera heavy berry set in landscape
  • Edible
  • Super hardy
  • Durable

Self-fruitful and delicious. Yezberry® Solo™ haskap was developed from Japanese genetics for delicious, large fruit. Very large, plump fruit appears in early summer. Large plant means abundant production and easy harvesting. This special selection is apomictic, meaning it will fruit without a pollinator present; however, larger and more abundant fruit results when planted with another Yezberry® variety. Delicious when eaten fresh from the plant but equally excellent for processing into sauce, jam, or jelly.

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.