Honeyberry 'Siberian' Lonicera caerulea
Native to Siberia, this edible member of the honeysuckle family is incredibly hardy (down to -40C!) and is a wonderful addition to the ever-growing range of super fruits. The large elliptical berries are similar in colour and taste to blueberries, with a slight aftertaste of honey.
The fruit is very high in antioxidants, loaded with vitamin C and retails flavour and form when frozen. Very hardy, drought resistant and easy to grow, with the added advantage of being virtually pest and disease free. Unlike blueberries, does not require acidic soil.
Species - caerulea
Variety - Siberian
Cropping Season - Late May and June
Planting Distance - 1.5m (5ft)
Height - 1.2m
Spread - 1.2m
Grow against a fence or wall for support in well-drained but moist, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade.
When planting ensure the root ball is moist before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root ball or pot. Mix soil improver and general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly until established. Fruit is produced on the previous year's stems. Tie in the new shoot - these will flower and fruit in the second year. Cut away the older stems and replace them with new vigorous shoots. Cut back damaged shoots in late winter and apply a general fertiliser.
Your plants will be picked and packed carefully to ensure they arrive to your door alive and fresh. Please unpack orders as soon as possible.
During the "Available Season - March to August" we aim to deliver all orders between Tuesday and Friday. According to our stock availability orders might be placed on hold until plants are in a suitable condition to be sent or in case you have placed an order out of Available Season. We will keep you informed via email about a delivery date.
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