Kamtschatica' Honeyberry Bush | 9cm Pot

Code: TR0553
Kamtschatica' Honeyberry Bush | 9cm Pot
Honeyberry caerulea kamtschatica 9cm Pot
The honeyberry is one of the edible forms of honeysuckle, also known as 'blue honeysuckle'. The deep blue berries of this edible honeysuckle are covered in a white small white flowers during early summer. As summer progresses the flesh turns a deep burgundy-red and becomes sweet and tasty. The caerulea kamtschatica is a particularly rich honeyberry and also a famously good cropper that will require little attention.

One of the new superfruits, this fruit has very high levels of vitamin C and antioxidants. Consisting of sweet, edible, pillow-shaped fruits, the honeyberry is delicious eaten fresh, and also used in jams, jellies, yoghurt or ice cream. The plant is a recent addition to England. Being native to Siberia, it should have very few struggles with our climate!

The plants will arrive 1 years old and they generally start to produce fruit 2-3 seasons later.. They are self-fertile, however will produce a bumper crop if planted in close proximity to a pollinating partner.

Characteristics
  • Arrives as: 9cm Pot Shrub
  • Approx height on arrival: 15-20cm
  • Shrub is approx. 1 years old
  • Fruit: Large blue/purple fruits
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1.2-1.5m
  • Approx Spread: 1m
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Harvesting Period: June/July
  • Tolerance: Frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Self pollinating: Yes
  • Uses: Eating fresh, cooking, jams/preserves
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Rate of Growth: max. Height in 2-5 years
  • Scented: No
  • Wildlife friendly - Attracts bees and other pollinating insects, provides food for birds

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • Full Tree Planting Kit - Empathy™ Rootgrow, Afterplant and Tree Stake & Tie
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: Partial shade, full sun
  • Soil Requirements: Acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
  • Moisture: Moist but well-drained, well-drained

Caring and Maintenance

Water during dry periods. Remove any weeds by hand and place a mulch around the plant in winter if you would like to avoid further weeds. Prune when dormant between late autumn and late winter. Aim to remove the old wood, as fruit grows on new wood.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 1.2m

These soft fruits will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefer well-drained conditions. A pH of 4.0 - 6.0 is ideal. They prefer full sun, but will also grow in partial shade.
Dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. Ideally, mulch with compost or rotted manure. Firm the bush in well before watering.

Can be planted at any time of the year, as it is a containerised plant.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits should be eaten or frozen within a few days of harvest. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Freshly picked fruit will bring your desserts to life with a flavour that simply can't be matched by mass produced, shop bought fruit. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.0/5 (7 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Looking forward to try honey berries"

Reviewed Thursday, 27 December 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Good plant in good condition"

Reviewed Saturday, 26 May 2018

Rating: 3/5

"As above, order not yet received"

Reviewed Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Rating: 1/5

"Will likely not survive this spring, despite my best efforts. Had just been potted up before it was dispatched, dreadful."

Reviewed Friday, 20 April 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Healthy strong plants, just awaiting the fruit now!"

Reviewed Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Rating: 5/5

"It arrived looking twiggy as expected and healthy... hoping for some lovely fruit next year."

Reviewed Monday, 6 November 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Nicely developed plant in good condition."

Reviewed Sunday, 9 April 2017

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