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

Lonicera caerulea 'Indigo Gem' (early/mid-season)

Indigo Gem Haskap, Indigo Gem Honeyberry

Main interest:
sweet flavour, best eaten fresh, good mid-season pollinator
Exposure:
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil
Flower colour:
pale yellow
Fragrance:
mildly fragrant
Flowering period:
April to May
Foliage:
green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 2a: -45.5 °C (-50 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 5 ft (1.5 m) width: 5 ft (1.5 m)
Use:
edible landscapes, orchards, hedges, screens, general garden use, mass planting

The Indigo Gem Haskap is one of the best variety to enjoy fresh. Fruits are sweet and great used in dessert. The maximum sugar content recorded is 17°Bx (Brix) which makes 'Indigo Gem' one of the sweetest if not the sweetest varieties. Its elongated fruits weigh in average 1.3 grams. 'Indigo Gem' is a mid-season variety, with slow maturing fruits offering a long harvest period! Fruits can be picked by the end of June. It produces in average 4 kg (max 5 kg) of honeyberries per plant or 13.2 t/ha (max 16.5t/ha). In order to increase cross pollination and get higher yield, it is recommended to plant the cultivar 'Aurora' (another mid-season variety) near 'Indigo Gem'. 'Indigo Gem' upright bush can reach 5 ft tall and 4 ft wide. Its compact habit and do not drop off fruit characteristics makes this variety suitable for commercial production or home garden planting.

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.

$14.99

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Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

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

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