Haskap Berries

Superfruit on the World Stage
Celebration Trees

Scott and Stewart Forestry Consultants is proud to announce that we are now licensed producers of the Haskap Berry in Nova Scotia. This plant makes a unique wedding favour or gift as Haskap is now considered one of the greatest superfruits because of it’s powerful punch of antioxidants and essential nutrients.

Haskaps originate from the Honeysuckles group of plants and produce an edible berry native to Canada’s Boreal regions. Canadian Haskap is extremely hardy and is the first fruit crop of the season to ripen. The ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ berries begin to change colour in early to mid June and ripen 7 to 10 days later during a normal year. The skin has a natural blue waxy coating called “bloom” which is similar to blueberries or concord grapes. When fully ripened, Haskap berries are red on the inside and will retain their deep colour after processing.

What is Haskap ?

Haskaps are an edible berry producing hearty bushes native to Canada’s Boreal regions that originate from the Lonicera group of plants, otherwise known as Honeysuckles. Why not check out our Haskap FAQ.

Lonicera Caerulea (edible honeysuckles) also known as Blue Honeysuckle, Honeyberry, Swamp Honeysuckle and HASKAP. Haskap varieties: Indigo Gem 9.15 and Indigo Treat 9.91, were selected from the University of Saskatchewan breeding program.

Varieties

Currently there are only 5 varieties being branded as Haskap in Canada. All of which have come from the University of Saskatchewan breeding program..

Growing Hardiness

Canadian Haskap is extremely hardy (zone 0). It is the first fruit crop of the season to ripen. The ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ berries begin to change colour in early to mid June and ripe 7 to 10 days later during a normal year. The skin has a natural blue waxy coating called “bloom” which is similar to blueberries or concord grapes. When fully ripened, HASKAP berries are red on the inside and retain their deep color after processing. Click here to view the planting guide.

FAQs

Learn more about one of nature’s greatest super foods.

Photo Gallery

Check out some photos of the famous Haskap!

Pricing and Ordering

Click here for current pricing and to order Haskap berries.

Planting Guide

Learn more out growing the Haskap super food with our Planting Guide

Why Haskap?

Report on Health

The Haskap berry is a superfruit on the world stage of health containing a powerful punch of antioxidants and essential nutrients.

What can Haskap berries be used for?
The berries are suitable for fresh-eating and also for many processed products. They appear to have few insect pests and diseases making Haskap an ideal crop for organic and non-organic production.

Haskap is a rich berry with lots of color and flavor that is especially good in dairy products. Haskap can also be used to make juice, tea, wine, candy and many other flavorful products. It’s many forms include concentrate, dried, flake, fresh, frozen, individually quick frozen (IQF), powder, purée, sugar-infused, and canned.

Market Demand

Who is buying Haskap berries? Various types of restaurants, dairy (ice cream), bakery and confectionery jam, jelly, juice, fruit filling and ingredient manufacturing supplying food service and retail buyers from around the world.

Fresh berries arrive early on the market in summer. The earliness of the berry helps create its own market niche with a long shelf life and built in durability.

What can Haskap berries be used for?

The berries are suitable for fresh-eating and also for many processed products. They appear to have few insect pests and diseases making Haskap an ideal crop for organic and non-organic production. Due to its rich colour and flavour Haskap is especially good in dairy products but can also be used to make juice, tea, wine, candy and many other flavourful products.

Celebration Favours

We currently have Haskap seedlings (first photo) available for favours. Once gifted the seedlings will grow through the blossoming and berry stages and produce berries annually.

The pricing on Haskap differs from the other seedlings available at our nursery. Please contact Jackie MacDonald in the main office to learn more about the plant and its pricing.