Haskap is an exciting new crop for North America. The good varieties taste something like blueberries & raspberries. The bad ones taste like tonic water! The early varieties are the first fruit crops to ripen, even before strawberries, late ones are ripe 3 weeks later.
Since receiving funding from Saskatchewan Agriculture in 2006, we have made controlled crosses resulting in thousands of seedlings. Already we see impressive results in faster growing plants and larger berries. Perhaps more exciting for us are the wonderful flavours that occur in different plants in the breeding program. Often its hard to decide which is best.
Our goal is to combine the best traits from Haskap from different regions to adapt this crop for mechanical harvesting. But we also want to have early mid and late season varieties that taste great.
- How far south can Haskap be grown? by Bob Bors
- 'Aurora' 'Borealis'
- Haskap Introduction Slideshow
Some slides from Bob Bors' Introduction to Haskap lecture.
- Mildew and Sunburn in Haskap (Honeyberry) by Bob Bors
- 'Honey Bee' a new pollinator variety by Bob Bors
- Indigo Haskap by Bob Bors
- Dried Haskap by Bob Bors
- Haskap Wines at the U of S Fruit Program
- Haskap: the Shape of things to come in 2010 by Bob Bors
- Mechanical Harvesting trials of 2009 by Bob Bors
- Haskap Pollinator Research in 2009 by Bob Bors
- Wild Honeysuckle Pictures (Lonicera Villosa)
- Edible Blue Honeysuckle: A Fruit for Cold Climates by Clayton Wiebe (Jan. 2010)
- Sabbatical Report by Bob Bors (Sept. 09)
- A Visitor from Russia by Bob Bors (Sept. 09)
- Haskap Sister Crops by Bob Bors (Sept. 09)
- Haskap Breeding at the University of Saskatchewan by Bob Bors
- Growing Haskap in Canada by Bob Bors
- A Pollination Strategy by Bob Bors
- New Haskap Varieties from the University of Saskatchewan by Bob Bors
- Observation of Japanese Haskap in Oregon by Bob Bors
- Haskap Research & Opportunities by Bob Bors
- Haskap & Japan by Bob Bors
- Shocking News about Haskap for Growers by Bob Bors
- Haskap Growers Unite by Bob Bors
- Blue Honeysuckle by Bob Bors
- Blue Honeysuckle Update 2004 by Bob Bors
|Variety||Berry Size||Shape||Flavour||Bush Size||Read more|
|Indigo Treat||1.41 grams||sweet||average||Here|
|Indigo Gem||1.30 grams||sweet/tangy||average||Here|
|Indigo Yum||1.29 grams||tangy/sweet||average||Here|