figs

Haskap

Haskap is a type of edible blue honeysuckle. Haskap has a blueberry-grape or blueberry-raspberry flavor with an irregular shape. Haskap is highly nutritious, to say the least. Haskap is extremely hardy, including thriving in the Yukon. Ripens early summer. The varied shape of haskap can be somewhat cylindrical, somewhat oblong, with much of the size and look of irregular elongated blueberries. Haskap can also taste much like wild blueberries, which in flavor are roughly similar to domesticated blueberries except gamier, and more nutritious like wild blueberries (possibly due to greater skin area relative to pulp quantity). The haskap in photo were ripened this summer in West Virginia – sourced from Honeyberry USA – Keiko is the haskap variety pictured:

haskap nutrition chart
haskap nutrition chart

Haskap or Honeyberry?: “The name Haskap comes from the ancient Ainu people of Japan.  It is recognized as one of the oldest known names given to this plant.  It roughly translates to ‘many presents at the end of branches.’  …  Some confuse this variety with honeyberry.  Honeyberry is a name coined by Jim Gilbert from One Green World nursery for his work with Russian varieties of Blue Honeysuckle.”
– Alaska Berries

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s