Łukaszewska Polish Honeyberries
Sophia Łukaszewska together with her husband Jerome started their fantastic adventure with Polish Honeyberries or “Jagada Kamczacką” in 1991. In their garden in Osielsko near Bydgoszcz, they planted the seedlings imported from Russia varieties of Honeyberries. Even after the first year, they managed to select two promising varieties with tasty fruit.
Mid Harvesting varieties –
Creator of Europe’s best Honeyberry varieties
Sophia Łukaszewska together with her husband Jerome started their fantastic adventure with Polish Honeyberries or “Jagada Kamczacką” in 1991. In their garden in Osielsko near Bydgoszcz, they planted the seedlings imported from Russia varieties of Honeyberries. Even after the first year, they managed to select two promising varieties with tasty fruit. One of the main features taken into account during the selection process. Over 90% of the plants from the Russian seeds produced bitter fruits.
They continued their work with other varieties derived from Lonicera kamtschatica Sevast. Pojark and Lonicera edulis Turcz and Lonicera caerulea. Two of which were named ‘Wojtek’ and ‘Jolanta’ were submitted to the Research Centre for Cultivar Testing in Słupia United, where they were described as a model for other new Polish varieties of honeyberries.
Further varieties from this research were tested at Marek Burmistrz inspiring ‘Jagada Kamczacką’ orchard (see pictures below) near Sroda Wielkopolska in Western Poland. These Polish Honeyberries include the varieties of Ruben, Iga, Tola, Zojka and Rebeca.
Polish Plants in the Orchard
In the tables below, we have listed the key variables to allow you to choose the right varieties to combine. The basic rule is the larger the ‘plant mass’, the greater number of berries. However, please remember the highest producers do not always produce the tastiest berries. In many cases the smaller yielders (Honey Gin) or tarter tasting cultivars (Happy Giant) allow you to improve your ‘Honeyberry Blend’ for its intended use.
Please remember plant inter-row spacing is critical for the health of the plant. If you plant Happy Giant or Aurora on two or three feet row spacing. It is very unlikely you will end up with a healthy plant or the stated yield. For example, the natural plant mass of Happy Giant is 150 cubic feet (Height x Width x Depth). If you planted it o a two-foot spacing, you would reduce its plant mass to 60 cubic feet and reduce its yield to about four pounds per plant. So your plant spacing strategy is planting disappointment.
In general, Honeyberries are ripe to harvest on a Brix of 15 and higher. The newer sweeter variety’s Brix continues to rise and in many cases, these, when grown under the suitable and luxury conditions, can achieve Brix in the low to mid-twenties.
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 most regions in the world, where the plants can thrive.