Welcome to the Haskap Plant Shop

If you have arrived here looking to purchase haskap plants then you are in the correct place.

The haskap varieties that we have available are all from the University of Saskatchewan fruit program. The U of S Haskap program has produced thousands of seedlings from controlled cross pollination of different haskap varieties from Russia, Kuril Islands and Japan.  This has resulted in a number of new haskap varieties that have been released from their program for propagation. The U of S has a testing process for each new variety that a new plant has to meet prior to being released. 

The plants, that we offer, are all propagated using tissue culture micro-propagation methods.   Plant tissue culture micro propagation is in vitro rapid clonal propagation of plants in a very short period of time under controlled chemical, and environmental conditions. This type of propagation retains the original attributes of the parent plant. 

All of our plants are propagated at FloraMaxx Technologies Ltd. They work in close collaboration with the U of S Fruit Program, and Dr. Bob Bors.

Indigo Series, Tundra, Borealis, and Pollenizers

The Indigo series are sister plants to the Borealis and Tundra varieties. All of these varieties have the same parent plants. Although they are closely related they do have different attributes. 

The Indigo series, Borealis, and Tundra will need to have a pollinizer planted with them to ensure a good fruit set, as they are too closely related to provide adequate pollination to themselves. The varieties that have been tested as a good pollenizer for these varieties are Berry Blue, Honeybee and Aurora varieties.

Click on labels for more detailed information of each variety. 

Aurora

Origins of Parents:  Russian and Japanese
U of S Release Date: 2012

Plant Size: roughly 5 ft x 5.5 ft when mature
Average Berry Size: 2.17 grams
Berry Flavour: sweet
Expected Crop per Plant: approx. 8 – 12 lbs when fully mature

Growing Zones: 1-4 preferred, grows in zones 5 and 6, but will bloom during warm periods in late fall, winter or early spring.
Blooming Time: See blooming chart below.
Expected Harvest Timing: See harvesting table below.

General Notes: Tested pollenizer for the Indigo series, Tundra and Borealis. Will go dormant in late July in the warmer growing zones. Very winter hardy. Very productive. Upright growing.

Data Source: U of S Fruit Program, Dr. Bob Bors, published documents

Link to U of S Information

Borealis

Origins of Parents:  Russian and Kuril Islands
U of S Release Date: 2007
Plant Size: roughly 4 ft x 4.5 ft when mature
Average Berry Size: 1.62 grams
Berry Flavour: sweet/tangy
Expected Crop per Plant: approx. 6 -10 lbs when fully mature

Growing Zones: 1-4 preferred, grows in zones 5 and 6, but will bloom during warm periods in late fall, winter or early spring.
Blooming Time: See blooming chart below.
Expected Harvest Timing: See harvesting table below.

General Notes: Requires an unrelated companion haskap plant for pollination. Will go dormant in late July in the warmer growing zones. Very winter hardy. Large berries. Berries are not ideal for mechanical harvesting.

Data Source: U of S Fruit Program, Dr. Bob Bors, published documents

Link to U of S Information

Honeybee

Origins of Parents:  Russian and Kuril Islands
U of S Release Date: 2011

Plant Size: roughly 6 ft x 6 ft when mature
Average Berry Size: 1.9 grams
Berry Flavour: tart
Expected Crop per Plant: approx. 6 – 10 lbs when fully mature

Growing Zones: 1-4 preferred, grows in zones 5 and 6, but will bloom during warm periods in late fall, winter or early spring.
Blooming Time: See blooming chart below.
Expected Harvest Timing: See harvesting table below.

General Notes: Tested pollenizer for the Indigo series, Tundra and Borealis. Will go dormant in late July in the warmer growing zones. Very winter hardy. Berries do not fall off of the plant. High percentage of berries retain the stems when picked. Fast growing, upright plant. Very productive. Not recommended for machine harvesting. Good candidate for drying berries on the bush.

Data Source: U of S Fruit Program, Dr. Bob Bors, published documents

Link to U of S Information

Indigo Gem

Origins of Parents:  Russian and Kuril Islands
U of S Release Date: 2011

Plant Size: roughly 4 ft x 4 ft when mature
Average Berry Size: 1.30 grams
Berry Flavour: sweet/tangy
Expected Crop per Plant: approx. 6-10 lbs when fully mature

Growing Zones: 1-4 preferred, grows in zones 5 and 6, but will bloom during warm periods in late fall, winter or early spring.
Blooming Time: See blooming chart below.
Expected Harvest Timing: See harvesting table below.

General Notes: Requires an unrelated companion haskap plant for pollination. Tends to be a low growing bush. Very winter hardy. Very productive, but berries tend to be smaller than the other Indigo varieties. Susceptible to powdery mildew after the berry harvest. Will go dormant in late July in the warmer growing zones.

Data Source: U of S Fruit Program, Dr. Bob Bors, published documents

Link to U of S Information

Indigo Treat

Origins of Parents:  Russian and Kuril Islands
U of S Release Date: 2011

Plant Size: roughly 4 ft x 4 ft when mature
Average Berry Size: 1.41 grams
Berry Flavour: sweet
Expected Crop per Plant: approx. 6-8 lbs when fully mature

Growing Zones: 1-4 preferred, grows in zones 5 and 6, but will bloom during warm periods in late fall, winter or early spring.
Blooming Time: See blooming chart below.
Expected Harvest Timing: See harvesting table below.

General Notes: Requires an unrelated companion haskap plant for pollination. Berries are very similar to Tundra. Will go dormant in late July in the warmer growing zones. Very winter hardy.

Data Source: U of S Fruit Program, Dr. Bob Bors, published documents

Link to U of S Information

Indigo Yum

Origins of Parents:  Russian and Kuril Islands
U of S Release Date: 2011

Plant Size: roughly 4 ft x 4 ft when mature
Average Berry Size: 1.29 grams
Berry Flavour: sweet/tangy
Expected Crop per Plant: approx. 6-10 lbs when fully mature

Growing Zones: 1-4 preferred, grows in zones 5 and 6, but will bloom during warm periods in late fall, winter or early spring.
Blooming Time: See blooming chart below.
Expected Harvest Timing: See harvesting table below.

General Notes: Requires an unrelated companion haskap plant for pollination. Will go dormant in late July in the warmer growing zones. Very winter hardy.

Data Source: U of S Fruit Program, Dr. Bob Bors, published documents

Link to U of S Information

Tundra

Origins of Parents:  Russian and Kuril Islands
U of S Release Date: 2007

Plant Size: roughly 4 ft x 4 ft when mature
Average Berry Size: 1.49 grams
Berry Flavour: sweet/tart
Expected Crop per Plant: approx. 6-10 lbs when fully mature

Growing Zones: 1-4 preferred, grows in zones 5 and 6, but will bloom during warm periods in late fall, winter or early spring.
Blooming Time: See blooming chart below.
Expected Harvest Timing: See harvesting table below.

General Notes: Requires an unrelated companion haskap plant for pollination. Will go dormant in late July in the warmer growing zones. Very winter hardy. Firm berries. Good for mechanical harvesting.

Data Source: U of S Fruit Program, Dr. Bob Bors, published documents

Link to U of S Information

‘NEW’ Boreal Series and Pollenizers

These are the newest varieties to be released by the U of S Fruit Program. They bloom later than the Indigo type series plants, as listed above. We are very optimistic that these varieties will perform extremely well in our grow zone, which is 6a. We will be receiving a small number of these plants in the spring of 2017. They will be planted in our nursery for one year, and then moved to an orchard. During this time we will be evaluating the characteristics of these plants and taking notes.

These varieties should be planted as a set. The blooming times for ‘Blizzard’ and ‘Beauty’ are that as one finishes blooming the other one is just getting started. ‘Beast’ blooming time starts when ‘Blizzard’ starts and finishes when ‘Beauty’ finishes. 

Click on the labels below for more information on each variety.

Boreal Beast

Origins of Parents:  25% Russian, 25% Kurile and 50% Japanese
U of S Release Date: 2016

Plant Size: roughly 5 ft x 5 ft when mature, may be a bit larger than this
Average Berry Size: 1.86 – 2.06 grams
Berry Flavour: sweet (very nice aroma and aftertaste)
Expected Crop per Plant: approx. 8 -12 lbs when fully mature

Growing Zones: 2-4 preferred, testing it in zone 6a
Blooming Time: See blooming chart below.
Expected Harvest Timing: See harvesting table below.

General Notes: Tested pollenizer for the Boreal series. Upright growing. Remarkable berry flavour.

Data Source: U of S Fruit Program, Dr. Bob Bors, published documents

Link to U of S Information

Boreal Beauty

Origins of Parents:  37.5% Russian, 25% Kurile and 37.5% Japanese
U of S Release Date: 2017

Plant Size: roughly 5 ft x 5 ft when mature, may be a bit larger than this
Average Berry Size: 2.6 grams
Berry Flavour: excellent
Expected Crop per Plant: approx. 8 – 12 lbs when fully mature

Growing Zones: 2-4 preferred, testing it in zone 6a on our farm in 2017
Blooming Time: See blooming chart below.
Expected Harvest Timing: See harvesting table below.

General Notes: Upright, strong growing. Berry characteristics fits all categories for mechanical harvesting.

Data Source: U of S Fruit Program, Dr. Bob Bors, published documents

Link to U of S Information

Boreal Blizzard

Origins of Parents:  50% Russian, 50% Japanese
U of S Release Date: 2017

Plant Size: roughly 6 ft x 6 ft when mature, may be a bit larger than this
Average Berry Size: 2.8 grams
Berry Flavour: excellent
Expected Crop per Plant: approx. 8- 12 lbs when fully mature

Growing Zones: 2-4 preferred, testing it in zone 6a on our farm in 2017
Blooming Time: See blooming chart below.
Expected Harvest Timing: See harvesting table below.

General Notes: Upright, strong growing. Powdery mildew resistance is excellent.

Data Source: U of S Fruit Program, Dr. Bob Bors, published documents

Link to U of S Information

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The following table shows compatibility of U of S haskap varieties. This data is based on results observed in Saskatchewan at the U of S.

Data Source: U of S Fruit Program, Dr. Bob Bors, published document

Link to U of S Information

The following tables show expected blooming times. This data is based on results observed in Saskatchewan at the U of S.

Data Source: U of S Fruit Program, Dr. Bob Bors, published document

Link to U of S Information

Haskap ripening times based on data from the U of S fruit program. Data is from Saskatchewan. 

Data Source: U of S Fruit Program, Dr. Bob Bors, published document

Haskap Ripening
Link to U of S Inforamtion
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Note: 65% of the royalists go directly to the U of S Fruit Program. 35% of royalties goes to a general horticulture fund that buys and maintains equipment and facilities. The royalties ensure more funding for future development of haskap breeding and research. 

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