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A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion,

butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

Robert A. Heinlein

Haskaps

Lonicera caerulea

haskaps

No, they aren’t blueberries. These are fairly short ones. They can be twice this length. Each year there are more varieties.


No, they aren't blueberries on steroids. Berries are 2-3 times as long as they are wide. Most of the varieties in Canada came out of the University of Saskatchewan fruit program. Taste varies wildly between cultivars. Seems that there are separate genes for sweetness, tartness, and flavours, and you can get all possible combinations in varying degrees. (Breeders have found haskaps that are totally bland -- best description "They're wet...")

You do need two varieties that bloom at the same time.

Bushes are about 3 feet tall. In a good year they need to be propped up. Prune in late fall after leaf drop. Support with heavy duty tomato cages, peony rings, or stake and chickenwire.

This year we have:

Borealis

Tundra

Honeybee



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