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About honeyberrylady

Growing honeyberries and other cold hardy fruit (dwarf sour cherries, saskatoons, currants, gooseberries, aronia, elderberry, and goji) in zone 3a, just north of the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Minnesota, USA.

Harvesting Haskap/Honeyberries

We started picking our earliest ripening berries, Tundra and Indigo Gem, on June 20, 2018. An early year as we’ve had consistent, warm weather. 6 year old Indigo Gem shown above. Shake and Drop has greatly increased harvesting rate – … Continue reading

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Netting haskap/honeyberries

Wow – over a year has passed since posting so here’s a little catch-up. The 17′ wide net barely covered the mature Borealis and Tundra that are now more than 5′ wide and 4-5′ tall, and Berry Smart Blue (Czech … Continue reading

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Of honeyberries, bees and blossoms

  Our first honeyberry blossoms appeared today – I saw one on a Berry Smart Blue (Czech #17) and another on an Indigo Gem. This is a few days earlier than last year and a month earlier than 2013. And … Continue reading

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Haskap Time Lapse Video

What will those Crazy Canucks do next! Rob in Timmins, Ontario, couldn’t wait for spring so he placed three newly purchased haskap (honeyberry) plants under grow lights indoors in November of 2016. Watch what happens to Boreal Blizzard (top), Boreal … Continue reading

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Honeyberry Farm on the news

Lakeland Pulic TV paid us a visit yesterday morning and we made it onto the Tuesday night Northwoods Adventure segment at the end of the 10 o’clock news! Thanks to our neighborhood friends who “happened” to be here picking 🙂 who … Continue reading

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Cherries cherries cherries

We have a bumper crop of Carmine Jewel Dwarf Sour cherries this year, overlapping with the end of haskap/honeyberry season. The early and mid honeyberries are still pickable but a few are starting to dehydrate a bit on the bushes. The … Continue reading

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Aurora haskap and harvesting tips

Wow. What more can we say? Take a look for yourself at the inch long berries from Aurora planted last year compared to the Indigo Gem planted three years ago. And take our word – no compromise in flavor. They … Continue reading

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