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Haskap Varieties Released by the U of S

Haskap Pollination

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.

 

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  • Haskap Nutrition Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3. A three part video of James Dawson (PHD student with the U of S fruit program) explaining the nutritional benefits of Haskap fruit. This was recorded at the 2014 Haskap Canada Annual General Meeting.

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U of S Releases

Variety Berry Size Shape Flavour Bush Size Read more
Tundra 1.49 grams sweet/tart average Here
Borealis 1.62 grams sweet/tangy average Here
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
Honeybee 1.9 grams tart large Here
Aurora 2.17 grams sweet large Here

 

Haskap Pollination

Haskap flowers are self-incompatible and a second compatible plant is needed for fruit production.  As a general rule of thumb, you need one pollinizer plant for every 5 plants. It is best if the plants are planted side by side, but as long as bees can easily see both plants at the same time they are probably close enough. 

Picking a pollinizer plant can sometimes be a bit tricky as not all varieties of Haskap will pollinate each other.  This chart will help you to choose an appropriate pair of plants. 

 
Tundra
Borealis
Indigo Series
Aurora
Honeybee
Berry Blue
Blue Belle
Cinderella
Tundra
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
Borealis
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
Indigo Series
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
Aurora
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
Honeybee
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
Berry Blue
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
Blue Belle
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
Cinderella
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no

 

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