LoveHoneyberry Plant Shop
Wellcome to our LoveHoneyberry plant shop, where we will be delighted to answer any of your Honeyberry questions or sell you the correct Honeyberry varieties that are right for you. It will also be our pleasure to help empower you along your exciting journey of Honeyberry discovery.
We have been very active in promoting Honeyberries in North America and Europe as an attractive premium fruit opportunity, especially regarding frozen berries for smoothies or to consider premium alcohol production. We are very passionate about enabling growers to be able to produce tasty Honeyberries and make money because that inspires action and creates change.
The global Honeyberry variety offering has improved by leaps and bounds over the last six to seven years, and we can proudly offer growers cultivars that cover all of the desired Harvesting and Flavour categories.
LoveHoneyberry Plant Prices
At LoveHoneyberry we are not interested in selling cheap plants or disappointment. We are passionate about providing you with a selection of healthy plants and a nutritional plan that allows your new venture to thrive.
Our plant prices in both Europe and North America include general email and telephone support in helping you create and maintain a healthy Honeyberry Orchard. It includes our successful Honeyberry Nutrition program developed with Graeme Sait, the world-famous agronomist, (Please check out his Blog) and Agriculture Solutions.
Please note: Our minimum order size is 192 plug plants (or 6 trays of 32 plants), or 50 bare root cuttings per variety. Prices are inclusive of any plant royalty payments and may vary per variety. A deposit will be required to secure your order with the balance paid before or after shipment. Shipping of bare root cuttings is very cost effective and can be a tenth of the price of shipping plug plants.
Honeyberry Plant Availability
If you do not ask us about plant availability, you will never know if we have it in stock or not! So please feel free to contact us, as we regularly have good availability in both Spring and Fall. However, it’s recommended that you contact us six months ahead of time with your ‘Honeyberry Wish List’ to avoid the disappointment of not having the varieties you require in stock.
We recommend potting the 2.5-inch plugs, and bare root cutting into 1 to 3-gallon pots/grow bags in the Spring, growing them on over the Summer season and planting the larger plants out in the orchard in the Fall. Bare root cutting plants are only sold in the Spring (batches of 50 per variety), and our 4-inch potted plants are produced to order and require six months advanced notice.
Recommended Honeyberry Varieties
The question all growers ask is ‘What varieties to plant?’ We believe there is no best variety and the varieties chosen depend on your ‘Story’ or what you intend to do with the berries. Although, perhaps there is a ‘Best Blend’ of Honeyberries.
Consumers love the larger berry varieties and their unique shape. The picture below shows a handful of Aurora (left), and Wojtek (right) and this simple combination tastes and has a marvellous flavour. The basic rule is the tarter ones (Russian dominated) have, a more in-depth flavour and are more nutritious. The sweeter ones (Japanese dominated) in some cases lack depth or back pallet. If you are looking to process the berries – jams or pies, etc. – the sweet/tarter ones are best, as with apples or cherries.
Our favoured Honeyberry list of cultivars by Flavour and Harvesting groups are shown below. Harvesting is broken into Early, Mid, Late and Very Late. Each one lags the other by up to two weeks, and timings may differ in warmer or colder regions.
We recommend 1,000 plants per acre and the mature yield on average would be about 8 to 10 pounds per plant. The varieties listed below can be mechanically harvested and would be perfect for fresh/frozen, processing or for wine/alcohol production. We have many questions about poor yields of mature plants of 3 to 4 pounds per plant. It can be a varietal issue of being a smaller variety, but 90% of the time is down to poor nutrition and irrigation planning.
Soil and leaf monitoring are critical, because the time we discover the visible evidence of a deficiency, we are already too late to avoid yield limitation. Leaf analysis is both a problem – solver and monitoring tool and it should be used at least twice per season. We also encourage growers to monitor their own progress in the orchard, using hand-held meters and measuring tools as part of your nutrition approach. The most valuable of these tools are the Refractometer and Plant Sap pH Meter.
Honeyberry Planting Partners
Some varieties are better suited for warmer or cooler climates. We can work with you to select the best portfolio of plants for your area and intended use. Our Harvesting categories allow you to plant varieties together to ensure healthy pollination and to be able to harvest more efficiently by laying out your rows or orchard in ‘Harvesting Blocs’. This timetable is for Southern Poland and may have to be adjusted to your local, regional area. Please contact us for details.
Honeyberry flowers are hermaphrodite and are most self-incompatible. Therefore to obtain a healthy harvest, two or more cultivars must be planted together in equal number for cross-pollination. Ideal Honeyberry pollinators include Bumblebees, Hive or Honeybees (one to two hives per acre) and other native or local bees. It is better to create a healthy team of all three rather than just one. Poor pollination may also be down to an unhealthy plant that is lacking in key minerals for above average fruit set (Boron in particular).
Further Honeyberry Varietal Information
Please click on the links below for further information on the five main ‘families’ of Honeyberry varieties. Like with life there is no right or wrong when it comes to ‘Which Honeyberry is best?’ It depends on your ‘Orchard’s Story’ or what you intend to do with the berries.
The Other Fun Stuff
Honeyberry growers have a fantastic array of 13 different berry shapes to play with when it comes to combining flavours and shapes for the organic fresh and frozen markets.
Our global LoveHoneyberry Honeyberry growers map continues to grow and covers areas where it was previously thought Honeyberries could not grow. We look forward to adding new regions as the interest in this berry continues to grow.
Example of Plant Sizes
We can happily supply you with healthy Honeyberry plants in many formats – in-vitro (top right), 32 tray rooted plug plants (left) and 9 cm pots (bottom right) or in one and half-litre pot sizes to meet your new orchard’s growing needs.
Whether you are an established orchard grower or new to Honeyberries, we have the experience, nutrition solutions, and portfolio of proven varieties to help you maximise this tasty opportunity.
Shipping Your New Plants
Please note it is better for you and us if the plants are shipped dormant in early spring or in the fall.We ship our products via two methods.
- For smaller orders, we use courier companies (Greyhound or UPS). In this case, plants are packaged in our custom designed shipping boxes.
- For larger orders (2,300 to 3,200), we use common carriers, with protective services where available. The plants are placed on a custom built pallet with wooden racks, which are shrink-wrapped. These pallets could be reused in your nursery or garden centre. All Honeyberry nursery stock is shipped at the purchaser’s risk and expense.
We charge for packaging material at our cost. All orders will be carefully packed in boxes, palletized and shipped by truck to your farm site. Since most shipments are delivered by truck, it’s important to have the right equipment and proper facilities ready to receive and unload the order.
Our commitment at LoveHoneyberry is to enable you, to quickly establish a profitable Honeyberry orchard, by eliminating many of the high start-up and ongoing errors associated with a new fruit.
We are very passionate about the opportunities that Honeyberries offers growers (in particular organic) and encourage you to see these initial Honeyberry plant ordering costs as only a fraction of the lifetime revenue potential from fresh or frozen berry sales or Honeyberry value-added products. We can ship Honeyberry or Haskap in-vitro plantlets or potted plants to you in most regions in the world, where the plants can thrive.
Our commitment does not disappear once we have sold you plants. Our passion is to help you improve your orchard’s soil fertility to allow you to grow high yielding, nutrient dense Honeyberries with sweeter and deeper flavours, and longer shelf life. You can implement our nutrient strategies by including our core recommended products into your current programs.