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Upright with vigorous growth habit. Strong branching structure and develops dome shape crown. Large and sweet / flavoursome berries.
Origin: 50% Japanese and 50% Russian
Plant Size and Shape: Width 5 feet x Height 5 feet. Upright with vigorous growth habit. Strong branching structure and develops dome shape crown.
Productivity: 10 pounds in fourth or fifth grow year
Needed Pollinator: Any other unrelated Honeyberry cultivar blooming at a similar time. UoS recommends – Tundra, Aurora, Honey Bee and Indigo Gem
Harvest Window: Midseason within general mid June to mid July window
Other harvest notes: Harvest at Brix of 15 plus. Machine harvestableBerry Size:3.0cm plus (about 1 inch plus). 2.8 to 3.9 grams
Shape: Long oval – berry shape 12
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 hoursFlowers bloom:
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