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    6 July2014 First harvest of the Haskap berries. 6 July2014 First harvest of the Haskap berries. This is the second year for these seven bushes. First harvest this year and quantity was 1.5 pounds.The taste is similar to a tart raspberry. The fruit is in clusters along the stem and tends to fall off when ripe. A bit tedious to pick, since my bushes are quite short and the fruit was at ground level. When the bushes get larger a system of putting a screen on the ground and shaking the bush may be a more efficient method of picking. Thee bushes survived a very severe winter in my area with no damage. There has been no insect damage.

    11 June 2013 Bird Protection. Haskap Berries. 11 June 2013 Bird Protection. Haskap Berries.
    A one inch mesh chicken wire with a fibre glass screen top to make a cage to protect the Haskap berries from birds was installed over the seven Haskap bushes.The support posts were six foot rebar. The chicken wire was tied to the posts using plastic ties.Eight foot wide fibre glass screening was used for the top of the structure, tied using plastic ties to the support rebar.

    9 May 2013 Haskap.(Lonicera caerulea L) 9 May 2013 Haskap.(Lonicera caerulea L)
    My seven Haskap bushes are producing flowers. This is an indication of some fruit being produced this year. The bushes were planted in 2012 about the end of June, since some were received late in the season. The final planting was not well documented.
    11 May 2012 Planting Haskap (Honeyberry) bushes. 11 May 2012 Planting Haskap (Honeyberry) bushes.Three of my Haskap (aka Haskap (Honeyberry, Blue Honeysuckle – Lonicera caerulea L.) bushes were planted in the garden. Four more are on order. The three planted were two Borealis, and one Indigo Gem (Pollinator).

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    7 July 2014 Haskap Juice 7 July 2014 Haskap Juice
    A pound and half of haskap berries was made into juice. The berries were cooked until soft,beat into a slurry, and stored in a liter jar in the refrigerator until consumed. There is so little gross fiber that straining is not necessary.The quantity is too small to pressure can.

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