What's the verdict on Honeyberries...are they tasty?


#242

How long ago did it fruit? (the things that make me curious… :slight_smile: )


#243

Some of them started like Sugar Mountain Blue started turning blue a couple weeks ago. Others are just now starting to turn color. The Borealis didn’t ripen before going South.


#244

Mine are still budded and flowering up here in the North :slight_smile:


#245

In Southern Minnesota the fruit are small and green right about now.


#246

my indigo series and aurora are in full bloom right now. bumbles abound!


#247

I cannot comment on the flavor of fresh honey berries as mine have yet to ripen, but I picked up some haskap jam during a layover at a Japanese airport a couple weeks ago. The taste is of a rather nondescript berry. Maybe a mix of blueberry and blackberry? It’s pretty good, but a lot of things taste good with lots of sugar added.


#248

I tried Blue Sea and Blue Moon, then lost track of which was which, but kept them planted in 3 gallon pots in semi-shade. They grew fairly enough for a time, but then one lost the green growth, and eventually dried up. The other one kept pushing small amounts of green growth, until I killed it by putting it in full sun. On another forum, I was recommended Boreal Blizzard, Solo and Maxie to trial as possible heat-tolerant selections. Are there any other selections that might be worth trialing in a Caribbean backyard?


#249

I would think there would be lots of other more suitable tropical fruits to grow in the Caribbean than honeyberries.


#250

It’s not really about there being something better for the space. I’m fascinated with all fruits, but when I get a fixation on a particular species, I wish to grow it for its own merits, with no mind payed to more “suitable” alternatives. And besides, I’m particularly fond of berries to begin with. The more species I can grow, the better.

Am I likely to fail? Probably. But I’d rather fail firsthand than settle for thinking it will “probably” fail. :grin:


#251

Narita? Where in the airport?


#252

Chipmunks are really going after my honeyberries this year. They’d left them alone the past few years. Guess they’re getting a taste for them.


#253

Yup at Narita. It was a shop in terminal 1, really close to gate 53.


#254

I could make better jam than anything you can buy. I use about 1/2 the sugar. I don’t have enough honeyberries right now, but will in a couple years hopefully.


#255

I’ll look for it if I get a chance. I usually look for Yuzu products.


#256

Picked my first ripe fruits of the season, Indigo Treat. Did not let them hang on the bush for 10 days after coloring, yeah they were tart.


#257

Yes I found Treat tart, and mine just fall off, Berries seem small too. I’ll keep it for pollination.
I saw it listed in the Sweet/tart category. I also have Aurora and when left to hang they were tasty. Mine is loaded to the gills. Seems to produce a lot of berries. Not ripe yet.


#258

I picked a few indigo gem today. They r turning color but not ripe yet. I need too net it soon. B4 the birds find them…


#259

my treat and gem got lots of green berries on them should be ready by the 4th,. around here. aurora has a half doz. also. only 2 yr. in the ground.


#260


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#261

Looks like the Boreal series is a good series. Beast is supposed to be sweeter than Blizzard, yet it scored high!