• Sought after in Russia, entered in the State Register of the Russian Federation, 2007; its seedling comes from an open pollination of the ‘1-39-23’ form by pollen of the ‘68-2’ variety; bred by I.K. Gidzyuk, N.V. Savinkova and A.P. Pavlov.
  • Grows into a bush 160 cm high and 120 cm wide with moderately compact habit; its skeletal branches are stiff and the young ones bend under the weight of its berries.
  • Bears spindle-shaped elongated fruits which usually weigh 1.3 g, are 4.5 cm long and are 1.0 cm in diameter; display violet-blue colour covered with waxy bloom; their skin is rather thick and the stem scar dry; in taste they are sweet and tart and score 4.8 pts (on the 0–5 tasting scale); transport tolerant; dessert quality fruits, also good for deep freezing.
  • Its berries ripen in mid June(Poland); good for mechanical and manual harvesting; they have a tendency to drop off; harvesting recommended at two different times. Usually one bush gives 3.2 kg of fruits; on average this variety yields a crop of 10.5 t/ha.
  • In Muniakowice, (in our nursery) since June 2014 and in Bakchar (Siberia), we have conducted annual examinations for the sugar content in the Blue Honeysuckle berries. The maximum sugar content revealed in those tests equalled 17°Bx (Brix).
  • To get a good crop, several different varieties should be planted one next to another (to enable cross pollination); the following varieties are especially recommended: ‘Docz’ Velikana’, ‘Strezhevchanka’, ‘Vostorg’ and ‘Bakczarskij Velikan’.
  • We possess a license for propagating this variety, granted to us by FGUP Bakcharskoye Rosselhozakademii.