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This honeysuckle with edible fruit is being sold by retailers in my area as the new best thing. After researching them I planted three varieties to get good cross pollination.

  • What experience have people had growing them?
  • Do they perform as advertised: seedless large berries that ripen ahead of most other fruit shrubs?
  • any pest or disease problems?
  • how many varieties do you need for good fruit set? The literature is confusing on this issue.

Edit: we have only ever seen one deer in seven years and it was confused so I can't tell if these honeysuckle are a tasty treat for them. Right now they are just snack size.

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  • Looks interesting. Let us know how it goes. Do you have to deal with deer? I'm interested in anything that won't be bothered by deer... – bstpierre Jun 30 '12 at 0:05
  • We planted a few this winter, can't remember what variety of the top of my head. I'll be interested to hear what people say. – George of all trades Apr 6 '17 at 13:54
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Deer don't seem to be an issue with Haskap. I had a Hosta and a haskap side by side and the the deer took the hosta and didn't touch the Haskap.

On our farm as well, there were no issues with deer an the Haskap.

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The only pest we've noticed so far is the Forest Tent Caterpillar. The deer nibbled a bit on fresh growth but did not ravage the young plants like they did the cherries.

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