Blue Honeysuckle (Haskap)

Lonicera caerulea var. kamtschatica Sevast
The Blue Honeysuckle (Haskap) (Lonicera caerulea var. kamtschatica Sevast) is a shrub belonging to the Caprifoliaceae family. It grows up to 2m high and develops a compact and elevated habit. It is a long-lived plant (it can live even up to 50 years of age). It begins its vegetation very early. It blooms in the first half of April and displays inconspicuous pale yellow flowers. It yields fleshy, elongated or egg and ball-shaped berries with violet black hue, often covered with a waxy bloom. The Honeysuckle berries can be picked as the first fruits of all the cultivated fruit plants (even before strawberries).