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  • Canadian Grown
  • Value Packs
  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE

Lonicera caerulea 'Aurora' (mid-season)

Aurora Haskap, Aurora Honeyberry

Main interest:
sweet fruits, mid season fruiting variety
Exposure:
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil
Flower colour:
pale yellow
Fragrance:
Mildly fragrant
Flowering period:
May to June
Foliage:
green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 2a: -45.5 °C (-50 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 6 ft (1.8 m) width: 4 ft (1.2 m)
Use:
edible landscapes, orchards, hedges, screens, general garden use, mass planting

Launched in the commercial market in 2012, the Aurora Honeyberry is probably one of the best and tastiest of varieties! This compact bush with upright habit can reach 6 ft tall and 4 ft wide. 'Aurora' is a mid-season variety that usually bears fruit in late June. Its bush habit, fruits that do not drop off, and even-ripening are characteristics that indicate this variety is suited for mechanical harvesting.

Aurora's sweet, elongated and hazelnut-flavoured berries are known for offering the best flavour among the haskap. The fruit weighs in average 1.9 grams (max 2.1 grams). The maximum sugar content equals 16,5°Bx (Brix) on its best years.

One bush produces on average 5 kg of berries (max 6 kg). Per hectare, Aurora haskap yield is 16.5 t/ha on average (max 19.8 t/ha). In order to receive an abundant crop it is necessary to plant several other cultivars to improve cross-pollination. 'Indigo Gem' (mid-season) and 'Borealis' (mid-season) are especially recommended but 'Boreal Beast' (mid to late-season) or 'Berry Blue' (early-season) are also good pollinators. This variety is a powerful pollinator itself. Its early blooming yellow flowers will increase the yield of other varieties such as Borealis, and Indigo Gem. The easy to pick fruits are great fresh, or in jams and jellies. 'Aurora' is a mid-season variety, and a very productive pollinator that simultaneously produces the best sweet tasting berries.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.

$12.99

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Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Also known as: Blue Honeysuckle, Sweetberry Honeysuckle, Blue-berried Honeysuckle

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