Haskap (also called honeyberry or edible blue honeysuckle) is a relatively recent introduction to the home gardener. The fruits are blue, oval, thin-skinned, soft, and early-ripening. Haskap’s unique flavour is described as a cross between a blueberry and raspberry. The best varieties are sweet with a zingy aftertaste.
Why the sudden buzz about haskap? Having a world class breeding program at the University of Saskatchewan is a big part of it.
My education in gardening began at 13, when I started working at our family-operated garden centres. Truth be told, I wasn't always thrilled to be sweating away my weekends in the greenhouse. However, I did become undeniably interested in the vast world of plants, and my summer job eventually transformed into a lifelong passion.