Alaska Pioneer Fruit Growers Association

Honeyberry Facts

January 23, 2007

 

  • The bushes are hardy to about -49 F / -45 C
  • The open flowers are hardy to 20 F / -7 C
  • Each bush can yield over 2 pounds of fruit in its third year and up to 8 pounds by its sixth year
  • 3 oz. of fresh berries provides 50-70 mg of vitamin C
  • The berries are also good sources of antioxidants such as anthocyanins and phenolic compounds
  • The berries are called Haskap berries in Japan, and are used to produce juice, candy, and other goods