Honeywood Saskatoon Berry
Great yields of juicy, blueberry-like fruit produced on very hardy bushes. This native shrub, also known as Service Berries, are very widely adapted but does best in well drained soil. Honeywood is more compact than other varieties, usually staying under 8-9 feet tall, making it more suitable for backyard gardens. Excellent flavour, great for pies, jam or eating right off the bush. Zone 2.
Birds also love the fruit, so Black Netting and constant harvesting is recommended.
As they are live plants we will hold fruit and berry orders until the appropriate planting time for your area (usually around mid April-early May). Requests for large orders should be made by mid-March.
Pkg of 1
Important! Upon Arrival:
Keep moist and cool. Fruits and berries are shipped in dormant form so they can be transplanted out once the soil can be worked in the spring. Light frosts will not damage the plants as they are in the resting stage. If you are unable to plant immediately, the plants can be stored for a short period of time. This should be a dark, cool (but not freezing) location such as an unheated garage, fridge or a cold cellar. They should also be kept moist, but not wet, until they are planted.
Saskatoons are very hardy, but sites with late spring frosts should be avoided. They do not have high nutrition requirements, although compost worked into the soil prior to planting will help maintain soil moisture while the plant establishes. A well drained soil and a pH of above 6.0 is preferred. The roots should be well covered and the soil firmed around the plant. Plants should be spaced 3-6 feet apart in rows, where they will grow to form a solid hedge. During the establishment year it is important to control weeds around the young plants.
Saskatoon berries will begin to bear fruit at 2-4 years of age. Fruit will ripen in late June at the ends of the branches. Most of the fruit is borne on healthy 2 to 3 year old wood. Plants generally will not require pruning until they are 7-9 years old. Then remove damaged, weaik, or crossed branches. Pruning should be done in early spring before growth begins.