General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 6a
Plant Height: 5 feet
Plant Spread: 7 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Tea
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Bumblebees
Various insects
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights
Parentage: F-1-9-58 x Sunenir

Common names
  • Haskap
  • Japanese Honeyberry
  • Japanese Blue Honeysuckle
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Lonicera caerulea subsp. edulis
  • Synonym: Lonicera caerulea subsp. kamtschatica
Also sold as:
  • Honeybee

Photo Gallery
Location: The Honeyberry Farm, Bagley, MN
Date: 2014-06-21
Ripening Honey Bee berries
Location: The Honeyberry Farm, Bagley, MN
Date: 2016-07-05
Ripe Honey Bee berries
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2023-05-07
Haskap (Lonicera caerulea subsp. edulis 'Indigo Yum').
  • Posted by honeyberryusa (Bagley, MN - Zone 3a) on Nov 6, 2022 1:25 PM concerning plant:
    Firm berry with wet Scar - stem may tear skin when picked underripe. Tastes good when fully ripe, 3 weeks after turning blue. Very productive, vigorous bush. Compatible with Aurora and many other early to mid season bloomers.

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