• Entered in the State Register of the Russian Federation, 2012.
  • Grows vigorously into a bush 180 cm high and 150-180 cm wide, develops loose habit.
  • Its fruits usually weigh 1.8 g (max 2.7 g), are broadly spindle-shaped and covered with a slight waxy bloom due to which they seem to be almost black, their skin is thin and they leave a dry stem scar; rather of average transport tolerance, fully ripe fruits are soft and in taste slightly tart; dessert fruits also good for deep freezing; its berries ripen at the same time, develop at the end of sprouts, which makes harvesting easier.
  • Gives crop at the second half of June (Poland); manual harvesting recommended, especially before the fruits get soft, then they do not drop off. Usually one bush gives 2.5 kg (max 4.5 kg) of berries; on average this variety yields a crop of 8.2 t/ha (max 14.8 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 13,5°Bx (Brix).
  • To get a good crop, one should plant different varieties one next to another (to enable cross pollination); the following varieties are recommended especially: ‘Silginka’, ‘Vostorg’, ‘Yugana’, ‘Bakcharskij Velikan’ and ‘Docz’ Velikana’.
  • We possess a licence to propagate this variety, granted to us by FGUP Bakcharskoye Rosselhozakademii.