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    Aurora

    Aurora honeyberries have a pointed pear-berry shape 12. They are chewy and sweet with good deep flavour.

    To order, call (250) 764-2224 or email us.

     

    From $3.09
    Description

    Product Description

    Origin: Russian x Japanese - Solovey x MT46.55
    Plant Size and Shape: Width 5 feet x Height 5 feet. Upright with vigorous growth habit. Medium branching structure and develops oval shape crown
    Productivity: 10 pounds plus in fourth or fifth grow year
    Needed Pollinator: Any other unrelated Honeyberry cultivar blooming at a similar time. UoS recommends Indigo Gem, Tundra and Honeybee
    Harvest Window: Mid-season within general mid-June to mid-July window
    Other harvest notes: Harvest at Brix of 15 plus. Machine harvestable

    Berry Size: 2.5 to 3.0 cm (about 1 inch) and Weight: 2.0 to 2.5  grams
    Shape: Pointed pear- berry shape 12 and Chewy, Sweet with good deep flavour
    Stem Scar: Dry when ripen

    Hardiness: Zones 2-4, 3-7 in the East coast, 5-9 in the West coast, 2-7 in central part of North America
    Chilling Hours required: 1,000 to 1,200 plus hours
    Flowers bloom: April
    Soil pH: Tolerates 5 to 7, but ideal 6.4 and Soil type: Natural rich balanced and fungal soil
    Planting time: Fall preferred
    Plant spacing: 4 to 5 feet. Avoid aggressive tilling under maturing bushes, as damages the carpet type roots and Row spacing: 10 to 12 feet
    Pruning: Annual pruning not required. After 10 years of fruiting consider cutting back the central woody stems to about one and a half feet

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