Lonicera caerulea edulis (Honeyberry) Native to Sibera, this edible member of the honeysuckle family is the latest super-fruit on the market! The large elliptical berries are a similar colour & taste to blueberries with a slight aftertaste of honey! The fruit is very high in antioxidants, loaded with Vitamin C & retains flavour & form when frozen. For best fruiting results, plant two.
This product is supplied in a 3L pot.
Plant 1.5m (5ft) - 2m (7ft) apart, in rows 4ft (14ft) apart.
Honeyberries will grow well in most soils but loose & free-draining soil with a pH of 6.5 would be ideal. They can, however cope with a range between 5 & 8.
Dig a hole approx 50cm deep & wide and place the plant in. Firm the soil around the plant & water in well.
Pruning is best done in early spring as the plant breaks into bud, however it is recommended to keep pruning to a minimum to maximise fruit yield. Mulch yearly with well rotted manure or compost to retain moisture & suppress weeds. Apply a general fertiliser in spring.