(Lonicera caerulea var.kamtschatica)
  • Russian variety, originated at the research station FGUP Bakcharskoye Rosselhozakademii, District of Tomsk, 2004.
  • Grows into a bush 150 cm high and 120 cm wide; moderate grower, develops oval habit and moderately dense structure; its skeletal branches are straightened and stiff.
  • Its fruits usually weigh 1.4 g, (3.5 cm long and 1.5 cm in diameter), they are spindle-shaped and sharply pointed, supple and hard, and boast skin of average thickness which becomes delicate in over-ripe fruits; they are covered with a delicate waxy bloom, their flesh is juicy and extremely sweet and aromatic in taste; extremely well tolerant of transport.
  • Gives crop im mid June (Poland); good for mechanical harvesting (especially early enough because when ripe they show a strong tendency to drop off) and manual harvesting. Usually one bush gives 2.5 kg (max 3.5 kg); on average this variety yields a crop of 8.2 t/ha (max 11.5 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, one should plant several different varieties one next to another (to enable cross pollination); the following varieties are especially recommended: ‘Strezhevchanka’, ‘Vostorg’, ‘Yugana’, ‘Bakczarskij Velikan’ and ‘Docz’ Velikana’.
  • We possess a license for propagating this variety, granted to us by FGUP Bakcharskoye Rosselhozakademii.