These compact, small pretty European bushes are our first fruits to ripen at the nursery. Very hardy, they thrive in Siberia. The flowers are not showy or scented like a honeysuckle vine but the fruits are good. Blue, tart and flavorful, the fruits ripen before strawberries. Also known as Honeyberry, Indigo Gem edible honeysuckle is a easy care addition to any landscape. Zone 3-7. Space 4' circle Indigo Gem's fruit is large with a sweet tangy flavor. Indigo Gem is a productive cultivar that is good for processing or fresh. Zones 3-7 Space 4' circle
|Humidity Tolerance||Very Good|
|Sun Tolerance||Very Good|
|Wet Soil Tolerance||Poor|
|No Spray||Very Good|
|Fresh for Kids||Fair|
|This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, comments/opinions are always welcome|
Edible Honeysuckle Care Guide
Edible Honeysuckle are among the first fruits of the season
A unique member of the Honeysuckle family native to Eastern Siberia. This very hardy deciduous species has been a valued fruiting plant for ages and yet is virtually unknown in Europe and America. An attractive small bush, it produces tasty small fruits about the size and flavor of blueberries. Small white, slightly fragrant flowers appear in March. Fruit ripens two weeks before strawberries. Very easy to grow with no pest or disease problems.
Site & Soil
Edible Honeysuckle is a shade-loving plant in all areas except the far north, where it is happy in full sun. It prefers moderately well-drained, yet moist, soil. Mulching with compost, peat moss or decomposed manure helps maintain adequate soil moisture.
Honeysuckle is not self-fertile. Plant at least two varieties if fruit is desired. When we ship we sent two different types.
1-2 years after planting.
One of the hardiest fruiting plants, to minus 40*F minus 40*C (zone3).