Russian Registered varieties

What Honeyberries are available in Russia?

We have been told on many occasions there is a treasure trove of Honeyberry varieties to be found in the plants native land. So we thought it would be fun to look at what is available to the Russian gardener or commercial grower. Below we have listed some of the many Honeyberry varieties listed in 2010 State Register of Breeding Achievements of the Russian Federation. These are derived from different regions within Russia and retain the characteristics of the area’s native varieties.

One of our favorite Honeyberry quotes was created about 20 years ago at the Russian Institute of Horticulture Honeysuckle during a trip of Dutch potential growers and scientists. After tasting the berries, they amazed with its delicious flavor and heard of this remarkable berry before. After tasting one of the Dutch scientists was heard to have said: “I do not know why Russian engaged in breeding any other crops for which they have lagged behind for decades when they have such a miracle.”

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It is also interesting to compare yields and taste with those varieties available in Europe and North America. Where plant breeders such as Berries Unlimited, Maxine Thompson and University of Saskatchewan varieties have been able to achieve higher yields. Perhaps the reason for this is that the Russian industry focus has remained on the home gardener and is less geared towards the demands of commercial orchards or growers. We firmly believe that without this research and hard work, the honeyberry would not have caught the attention’s of new and existing fruit growers in the ‘West.’ We expect great things from this berry over the next 30 years!

The most common found Russian Honeyberry Varieties –

  • Early-ripening in mid-June. Varieties – Blue Spindle, Princess Diana, Roxana, Early Gzhel
  • Mid-ripening in the third week of June.  Varieties – Omega, Cinderella, souvenir, Shahin
  • Late-ripening in the last week of June. Varieties – Kingfisher, Gourmet, Nymph, Ramenskoye

Source: A.G.Kuklina “Honeysuckle Ornamental and Edible” – Kladez-Books -2006

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Moscow-listed Honeyberry varieties.

Since the 1950s, the Main Botanical Garden of Moscow have purposefully selected varieties to remove the bitterness of the Honeyberry selections, brought from the Urals, Tien Shan, Siberia and the Far East.

Viliga – The fruits are large, up to 3 cm and weighs about 1.2g. The berries are elongate-cylindrical with a rough surface. Its taste is sour-sweet, pleasant, refreshing, with characteristic tartness. The skin of the berry is thin.

Yields of up to 2.4 kg per bush. The bush’s height and width are over 2 meters. Yields of up to 2.4 kg per bush. For fresh only.

The variety name is associated with the river Viliga in the Magadan region, which flows into the Sea of Okhotsk. The varieties Shahinya, Pots, and Princess Diana were obtained as select seedlings from open pollination varieties of Viliga.

Gzhelka – Fruit of medium size, up to 2.5 cm, weight about 1g. The berries  form a slightly curved sickle. The taste is sweet and sour, without bitterness.

Yields of up to 2 kg per bush. The shrub is about to 1.7 meters by 1.7 meters. For fresh and home gardenrs.

Variety named after the river Gzhelka near to Moscow.

Late Gzhelian – Late fruiting form, berries up to 2.3 cm and weigh up to 1g, the taste is sweet, fragrant and has delicate skin.

Yields average around 2 kg. Shrub height 1.5 meters by 1.5 meter, with an oval crown. Fresh only.

Early Gzhel – The fruits are much larger than Late Gzhelian, up to 3 cm and weigh 1.1 g. The series are elongated with a flat top and the skin is thin. The taste is pleasant, sweet and sour, with absolutely no bitterness.

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Yields average around 2.0 kg. Shrub 2 meters by 2 meters. For fresh.

Kingfisher – The fruits are large, pear-shaped and about 2.5 cm long, with a rounded tip. Taste fresh-sweet.

Yields are about 2 kg. Shrub up to 2 meters by 2 meters wide, For fresh use and home garden plantings.

Pots – This is a caught after variety. The berries are characterized by large berries of up to 2 cm in length and 1.3 cm in diameter. The weight is about 1 g. The taste is very pleasant, sweet and tart.

Yield about 3 kg. Bush is a medium height of 1.7 meters by 1.7 meters.The leaves are dark green and dense foliage. Especially recommended for fresh eating.

Potbelly – This is a caught after variety, with impressively large fruits, 2.6 cm long, 1.5 cm in diameter, with a wide “saucer” at the top. On the shoot sitting in dense groups. Fruit weigh 1.4 g and have a tart-sweet taste, refreshing, contains no bitterness.

Yields about 3 kg. It’s a spreading shrub, height 1.8 meters by 1.8 meters. The  leaves are green, with dense foliage. For universal use.

Kuminovka -The fruits are large, 2.2 cm long and 1 cm in diameter and weigh about 1.1 g. Its shape is an elongate cylindrical, with a tip of a small “saucer” and the surface is bumpy. Taste sweet and tart, with absolutely no bitterness. The skin of the berry is thick.

Yields of up to 2 kg per bush. Bush height of about 2 meters by 2 meters with an oval crown. The leaves are large, dark green. For fresh.

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Heap – The fruits are large and long, spindle-shaped characteristic, 3 cm length. They are most often collected on the branches in bunches. The weight is about 1 g. The taste is pleasant, sweet and refreshing. The skin of the berry is very thin.

Yields average at 2 kg. The plant is a 1.8 meters tall shrub with a spreading crown. Leaves are bright green with a pointed apex. For fresh eating.

Lakomka – Fragrant fruits of medium size and weigh 0.7 g. The berries are an oblong-oval, with a flat top. It has a tart-sweet taste without bitterness.

Yields up to 3 kg per bush. Shrub height of 1.4 meters with a compact oval crown. The leaves are light green, oval-shaped, densely sitting on the shoot. For use in fresh and processing.

Varieties Gourmet are a suitable pollinator for early varieties of  Novgorod, Pavlov, Kamchadalka, Blue Bird.

Lyuliya – The berries are 2.4 cm in length and are similar to Kuminovka. The series are cylindrical in shape with a small spout on top. Taste sweet and sour, refreshing, without bitterness.

Average yields of 2 kg. Shrub height of 1.4 m with a rounded crown. Leaves are bright green, concave. For fresh.

Moscow 23 – The fruits are large and over 2 cm long, with an elongated shape with a spout. They weigh up to 1 g and  have a tart-sweet taste.

Yields of up to 4 kg per bush. The bush is high at over 2.5 meters. Leaves are bright green with an oval base. For universal use.

Nizhegorodskaya – The early are large and are 1.4 cm in length and, weigh 0.8-1.2 g. The berries are obovate with slightly pointed tip. Taste is sweet and sour, with a little bitterness. The berry skin is thick.

Yields of up to 1.8 kg per bush. A spreading shrub, hemispherical form and height of 1 meter. For universal use.

Princess Diana – The series are large and cylindrical in shape up to 4 cm and 1 cm diameter. The berry surface slightly bumps. Taste is very pleasant, sweet and tart. The skin of the berry is thin.

Yields are above 3 kg. The shrub’s height is1.9 meters with an oval crown. Leaves oblong with rounded apex, bright green. For fresh use and processing.

Ramenskoye – Berries are a medium size in length 1.2-1.8 cm and weigh 0.9 g The shape is oblong-oval. The skin of the berry is thin. Taste sweet.

Yields are average at 2 kg. The shrub height of 1.4 meters with a sparse oval crown.The leaves are light green, concave, elongated. For fresh use.

Titmouse – The berries are early and are oblong-oval, up to 2.8 cm on the top of a small saucer. The average weight of 0.9 g. The berries are sour-sweet taste without bitterness. The skin is delicate.

Yield is high at 5 to 7 kg. The bush is 2 meters in  height, crown dense, rounded. Leaves are bright green with a wedge-shaped base. For fresh use and creating hedges.

Skoroplodnost – Early fruitier and the berries are large, with a length of 3 cm They weigh about 1 g and are elongated. The berry skin is thin and the it has a tart-sweet taste.

Yields of up to 1.8 kg per bush. Shrub height of about 1.5 meters, and is an aggressive grower rapidly a The leaves are dark green, concave. For fresh use.

Pacifier – The berries are large, up to 2.6 cm and weigh 1.1 g. Their shape is cylindrical, wide at the top like a saucer. They have a bumpy surface. Taste dessert, sweet and sour, refreshing, without bitterness.

Yields of up to 2 kg. Shrub up to 2 meters with obconical crown, The leaves are dark green, thin and concave. For fresh use and processing.

Ulyana – Saught after variety with large fruits 3.2 cm long and 1 cm in diameter. The taste is sweet and sour.

An average yield of 2 kg.  The bush is a medium height of 1.7 meters. Leaves are light green with a pointed tip. Considered a aarvelous delicacy in early summer.

Fortuna – The fruits are large, up to 2.5 cm in length. Average weight 0.9 g. They are cylindrical with a top of a small “saucer”. They taste sweet and tart. The berry skin is thin.

Average yields of 2.0 kg. Shrub up to 2.5 meters. The leaves are dark green, elliptic with a rounded base and a pointed apex. For fresh use, use in landscaping, creating high hedges. This variety is rich in vitamins and biologically active substances.

Shahinya – The berries are large and up to 3-4 cm and weigh over 1.1 g. their shape is elongated cylindrical stub with a wide “saucer” on top. The taste is wonderful sweet-sour taste.

An average yield of 2 kg. Shrub height of 1.8 m with a conical crown. The leaves are dark green, fine. For fresh use and decorative landscaping.

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Leningrad-listed Honeyberry varieties

A wide variety of large-fruited varieties of Honeyberries has been bread at the Pavlovsk Experimental Station in the Leningrad region. They have Kamchatka origins, the plants are very bushy, thick leaves and tasty sweet fruits.  Most of these varieties are rich in sugars, but less saturated organic acids and vitamin C. These varieties grown in the Moscow region ripen 5 to 7 days later.

*Amphora – The fruits are large, 2 cm long Weight 0.8-1 Form kuvshinovidnaya correct. Taste dessert, sweet and sour. Osypaemosti not. Peel tough, dense flesh. Good transportability. Yields of 0.6-1.1 kg per bush. Bush thick, medium size 1.5 m with a rounded compact crown. Dense leaves. For universal use.

Bogdana –  Fruit of medium size, 2.6 cm long, 1 cm in diameter, form shirokovereteno prominent with slightly elongated spout. The surface is slightly bumpy. Taste pleasant sweet-sour, not bitter. The skin is thin, tender flesh. Osypaemosti not. Bush is medium height 1.5 m thin shoots, without pubescence. Leaves are dark green, hairy beneath, with a pointed apex. The variety has been bred in the Leningrad region, and then transferred to the Ukraine, where he is registered.

Viola – The fruits are large, length 2.5 cm, weight 0.8-1 Form oblong-oval, tapering to the apex. Slightly bumpy surface. Peel durable. Taste deflating, palpable weak astringency. Yield of 0.8 kg per bush. Osypaemost average. Bush vigorous, with dense oval crown. Shoots straight, without pubescence. Leaves are dark green with a bluish tinge, leathery, concave. For universal use.

Volkhov – Fruits are medium in length 1.7 cm, weight 0.6-0.8 Form oblong-oval, with a blunt tip. Peel durable. The taste is sweet with a gentle touch of strawberry, acid almost non-existent. Yield of 1.5 kg per bush. Osypaemost weak. Bushes vigorous, tall, with a dense oval crown. Thick shoots sparsely pubescent. The leaves are large, dark green, dense. For universal use.

Dessert – Sort withdrawn from Kamchatka population. Fruits are medium-sized, 1.5 cm long, densely on a short stalk. Weight 0.8 Form oval with blunt tip. The surface is smooth. Peel tough, dense flesh. Sour-taste insipid, without bitterness. Yield of 1.5 kg per bush. Osypaemosti virtually none. Bush squat height of about 1 m, with a dense compact hemispherical crown. The leaves are light green, dense, pubescent. For decorative and amateur gardening.

Fiancee – Fragrant large fruits 2 cm sitting tight on a short stalk. Weight 0,9-1,1 tons elongated oval shape with pointed tip. The skin is thin. The taste is very pleasant, sweet and sour, without bitterness. Yields up to 3 kg per bush. Osypaemost insignificant. High shrub with dense oval crown. Shoots with sparse pubescence. The leaves are light green, dense, broad, with rare form of short hairs. For dessert use, domestic processing, decorative landscaping. On the bushes of this variety is almost always noticeable “berries twins` fused in pairs in an open wrapper.

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Swan – Fruits are oblong-cylindrical with a narrowed base and klyuvovidnovytyanutoy tip, length 2.7 cm, weight 1.1 g sour-sweet taste. Peel thick, bumpy surface. Osypaemost weak. Yields of more than 2 kg per bush. Silnorosly bush with rounded crown. Leaves are elliptic with cuneate base and pointed apex. Can greatly be affected by aphids. For the amateur gardening.

Malvina – The fruits are large, length 2.9 cm, weight 1.1 g elongated pear shape with an elongated base and a roller at the tip. Sour-sweet taste. Peel thick, bumpy surface. Osypaemost weak. Yields 1,6-3 kg per bush. Shrub with oval, dense crown. Shoots straight with weak pubescence. Leaves oblong-oval, with a rounded base and a pointed apex. For universal use.

Morena –  Fragrant fruits are very large, 2.5-3 cm, weight 1-1.2 Form elongate-cylindrical. Dessert taste sweet and sour, without bitterness. The skin is thin. Osypaemost weak, virtually nonexistent. Yields up to 1 kg per bush. Shrub with oval, dense crown. Thick shoots without pubescence. The leaves are large, bright green, lanceolate with cuneate base. For universal use.

Nymph –  Fruits are very large, up to 3 cm Weight 0.9-1.2 Form shirokoveretenovidnaya, sometimes curved. Bumpy surface. Sour-sweet taste with spicy tartness. The skin is thin. Yields of up to 1.3 kg per bush. Osypaemost missing. Bush strong-weak spreading, with oval crown. Shoots pubescent. The leaves are large, dark green, oblong-oval with a pointed apex and base broadly. For universal use.

Omega –  The fruits are large. Weight 1 Form oblong-oval with pointed tip. Bumpy surface. Taste dessert, sweet and sour. Peel dense, fibrous pulp. Yield of 1.7 kg per bush. Osypaemosti not. Good transportability fruit. Bush with dense rounded crown, height 1.5 m Shoots without pubescence, densely covered with leaves. The leaves are large, dark green, oblong-oval with narrowed apex. For dessert, recycling fruit and decorative landscaping.

Pavlovskaya –  Fruit medium-sized length of 2 cm, weight 0.6-0.8 Form oval with a wide flat base and a pointed tip. Almost smooth surface. Sour-sweet taste. The skin is thin, dense flesh. Osypaemost virtually absent. Yield 1.3 kg per bush. Good transportability fruit. Shrub with broad obconical crown, height 1.4 m shoots pubescent. The leaves are light green, oblong-oval with rounded top and bottom. For universal use.

Pushkinskaya – Fruit fragrant, large. Weight 1 Form with cylindrical roller at the tip, the surface is flat. Sour-sweet taste. The skin is thin. Yield of 1.6 kg per bush. Shrub with a spreading crown ploskookrugloy, height 1.4 m shoots pubescent. Leaves are bright green, oblong-oval.
For dessert use and decorative landscaping.

Commonwealth –  The fruits are large, length of 3 cm Weight 1.1 Form oblong-oval, with particular at the apex. The surface is bumpy. Taste sweet and sour, with a little refreshing citrus bitterness. The skin is thin, the flesh tender, melting in the mouth. Yields 2 kg per bush, fruit crumble. Spreading shrub with a rounded crown and a rare height of 1.7 m Shoots curved, glabrous. Concave leaves, dark green, oblong-oval. For universal use.

Nightingale –  Fruit medium-sized. Weight up to 0.8-0.9 Form fusiform bumpy surface, with a pronounced “saucer” at the top. Sour-sweet taste. Peel tough, tender flesh. Osypaemost fruit weak. Yields of 1.1-2.3 kg per bush. Shrub up to 1.3 m obconical crown. Shoots thin, pubescent. Leaves are green, oblong-oval. For processing and dessert use.

Souvenir –  Fruit elongated cylindrical shape with a rounded base and slightly pointed tip. Weight 0.96 g sour-sweet taste. The skin is thin. Yields of up to 2 kg per bush. Dense shrub with oval crown, height 1.5 m Shoots straight, slightly pubescent. The leaves are dark green, oval with a rounded apex.

Violet – Fruit length of 1.8 to 0.8 cm mass Form oblong-oval with pointed tip, slightly bumpy surface. Sour-sweet taste. The skin is thin, tender flesh. Osypaemost weak. Yield of 0.8 kg per bush. Shrub with oval crown, height 1.3 m leaves bright green, lanceolate. For processing and dessert use.

Julia –  Choice form with sweet fruit with a little refreshing effect, absolutely no bitterness. Fruits are medium-sized, 2 cm long, bochonkovidnoy shape with flat top. Peel sweet. Yields small. Low shrub, 1.1 m in height, with a spherical compact crown. Shoots growing up, pubescent. Leaves are light green with a pointed tip. For dessert use in fruits rich in vitamin P and amateur gardening.

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Ural-listed Honeyberry varieties

The Ural varieties were produced in the South Ural Research Institute. They are compact bushes and their height reaches 1.5 m. The fruits are often tart with bitterness.  These varieties are not very high yielding.

Bazhovsky –  Fruit medium-sized, length 1.6 cm Weight 0.65 Form bochonkovidnaya with slightly bumpy surface. Taste sour-sweet with a noticeable refreshing effect. Peel sweet. Osypaemost average. Yield of 0.5 kg per bush. Average height 1.5 m shrub with thin curved pubescent shoots. Leaves oblong-oval. For processing fruit.

Sorceress –  The fruit is medium in size, length 1.9 cm Weight 0.7 Form narrowly kuvshinovidnaya with slightly bumpy surface. Sour-sweet taste, much refreshing. The skin is thin. Yield of 0.5 kg per bush. Osypaemost average. Bush slaboroslyh height of 1.3 m with thin downy shoots. Leaves are dark green, oblong-oval, melkoopushennye. For processing fruit.

Zest – Fruit large, up to 2.7 cm Weight 1 Form shirokoveretenovidnaya with a small roller on top. Slightly bumpy surface. Taste sour-tart with fresh bitterness. Peel durable. Yield of 0.7 kg per bush. Osypaemost strong. Bush with obconical crown, height 1.3 m Stems thin, curved, bristly hairy. Leaves are bright green, oblong-lanceolate. For fresh consumption and processing.

Lazurit – Fruit large, up to 2.7 cm Weight 1 Form obovate with cushion on top. Bumpy surface. Sour-sweet taste without bitterness. The skin is thin. Yield 0.9 kg per bush. Osypaemost strong. Compact shrub with oval crown height of 1.3 m Stems thin, curved, rarely pubescent. Leaves are bright green, oblong-lanceolate, wrinkled. For universal use.

Lenita –  Fruit large, up to 2 cm Weight 1 g elongated oval shape, tapering to the apex. The surface is flat. Taste sweet and sour, refreshing. Peel thick. Osypaemost strong. Yield 0.9 kg per bush. Spreading shrub with slender shoots, height 1.3 m Shoots curved, pubescent. The leaves are large, dark green, oval, with a concave plate. For use in fresh and processing.

Sineglazka –  Fruit medium-sized. Weight 0.7 Form oblong-oval. Sweet-sour taste. Peel thick. Yield of 0.5 kg per bush. Osypaemost strong. Spreading shrub with slender shoots, height 1.3 m leaves are dark green, oblong-oval. For dessert use and processing.

Resistant –  The fruits are large. Weight 0.8 Form oblong-oval. Sour-sweet taste without bitterness. Peel thick. Yield of 0.6 kg per bush. Osypaemost strong. Bush silnorosly straight thick shoots. Leaves are dark green, oblong-oval. For universal use.

Fianit – FIANIT Fruits average length of 1.6 cm, on a short stalk. Weight 0.8 Form oblong-oval, with a cushion on top. Sour-sweet taste refreshing, without bitterness. The skin is thin. Yield of 0.5 kg per bush. Osypaemost strong. Bush silnorosly straight pubescent shoots. The leaves are light green, oblong-oval. For universal use.

Chernichko – The fruits look similar to blueberries, small size, length 1.6 cm Weight 0.5 Form oblong-oval, wide at the top “saucer . ” Sweet-sour taste. The skin is thin. Yields of 0.5-0.9 kg per bush. Osypaemost average. Bush with obconical crown and shoots straight. Leaves are dark green, oblong-oval, with cuneate base. For universal use.

Siberian-listed Honeyberry varieties

Siberian varieties were bred in the Institute of Horticulture of Siberia byLisavenko Barnaul. This group of varieties are most common among gardeners and are high yielding. In the fruit of these plants revealed a large number of healthy human active compounds, including anthocyanins and catechins. They are also valuable varieties for high quality processing products – compote, jelly, jam, juice, wine.

Kamchadalka  and Cinderella varieties  combines pleasant sweet-sour taste and high yield were selected from of Kamchatka wild plants. Narymskaya and Bakchar were derived from the South coastal populations of native Honeyberries. Blue Bird, Tomichka, Bakchar and Kamchadalka grown in central Russia sometimes suffer from sudden changes in temperature in fall and winter.

Bakcharsky – Fruit of medium size, length 2.6 cm Weight 0.83 to Form elongated teardrop-shaped, with a smooth roll on top. The skin is thin. The taste is pleasant, sweet and sour, without bitterness. Yield of 1.7 kg per bush. Osypaemost very weak. Bush strong-height of 1.6 m, with a rounded crown. The leaves are light green, oblong-oval. For dessert use, processing of fruits and produce high hedges.

Giant Bakcharsky – Fruits are very large, length 3.8 cm Weight 1.8 Form elongate, cylindrical, with weak roller on top. Peel thick. Sour-sweet taste. Yield of 1.7 kg per bush. Shrub height of 1.9 m with sparse oval crown. Leaves oblong-oval. For all types of processing and dessert use.

Berel – Fruit of medium size, length 2.2 cm Weight 0.85 Form pear and oval, with particular to the top. The surface is flat. Taste sour-sweet with a tartness. The skin is thin. Yields a good, up to 3 kg per bush. Osypaemost very weak. Bush strong-height of 1.6 m, with a rounded crown. The leaves are light green, oblong-oval. Pollinating varieties: Kamchadalka “ “ Blue Spindle. For processing and decorative landscaping. Sort Berel “ not suitable for pollinator varieties `Cinderella`, `Memory Gidzyuka` and “ Tomichka.

Vasiugan –  Fruit shirokokuvshinovidnoy shape with a flat top, a length of 2.2 cm Weight 0.81 g barely bumpy surface. Sour-sweet taste, bitterness is not felt, j skin is thin. Yields of 1.5-2.5 kg per bush. Osypaemost strong. Shrub height of 1.8 m, with a rounded crown sredneraskidistoy. Shoots with sparse pubescence. Leaves pubescent, broadly lanceolate with elongated tip. Pollinating varieties: Moscow `23`, “ and `Tomichka Pavlov`. For dessert, recycling and amateur gardening!

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Gerd –  Fruit bochonkovidnoy slightly elongated shape with a tip, a length of 1.8. 0.6-0.8 cm mass was barely bumpy surface, the skin is thin, tender flesh. Taste pleasant dessert, sour-sweet, not bitter. High levels of vitamin PP. Yields 1 kg per bush. Osypaemost average. Compact shrub, height 1.4 m, with rounded! crown. Leaves are bright green, oblong-oval with pointed tip. For dessert use and processing of fruit. Siberian varieties of fruits `Gerda` look very similar to fruit varieties Lapis “ and `Violet`

Blue Spindle –  Widespread grade. Fruits are oblong-fusiform, up to 3 cm Weight 0.97 g Taste sweet-sour fruit with a slight bitterness. Yields of more than 1.5-2 kg per bush. Ripe fruit can crumble. High shrub 2.5m obconical crown. Leaves oblong-oval with a pointed apex, slightly concave along midrib.
Pollinating varieties: `Tomichka`, `Blue Bird`, `Kamchadalka`, `Memory Gidzyuka`, “ Morena

Cinderella – Fruit oval, length 1.7 cm surface smooth. Weight 0.85 g skin is thin. Taste sour-sweet with a gentle touch of strawberry. Yield 2.5-3 kg per bush. Osypaemost fruit weak. Shrub with rounded crown, height 1.6 m shoots straight without pubescence. Leaves oblong-oval, slightly concave. Pollinating varieties: `Tomichka`, `Kamchadalka`, `Memory` Gidzyuka. For universal use.

Kamchadalka – Fruits are oblong-oval in shape with a slightly elongated tip, length 2.6 cm Weight 0.89 g barely bumpy surface, the skin is thin, tender flesh.
Pollinating varieties: Blue Spindle “, `Cinderella`, `Kamchadalka`, “ Tomichka. For dessert use and processing of fruit.

Roxana –  Fruits are oblong-oval, length 2.6 cm, weight 0.8-1 g slightly bumpy surface. The skin is thin, tender flesh. Sweet-sour taste of comfort. Yield 1-1.5 kg per bush. Osypaemost insignificant. Bush compact 1.1 m srednezaguschenny with shirokookrugloy crown. Shoots straight with pubescence. Leaves oblong-oval. For universal use.

Selena – Fruit teardrop shape with a flat top, length 1.7 cm, weight 0.8 g surface smooth, tight skin. Sour taste, gorchaschy. Fruits rich in vitamin R. yield more than 2 kg per bush. Osypaemosti not. Densely branched shrub with oval crown, height 1.6 m Leaves oblong-oval, with cuneate base. For technical processing of fruits and various kinds of gardening.

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Siberian –  The fruits are large, length 2.6 cm Weight 0.83 to Form elongated teardrop-shaped with pointed tip and a rough surface. The skin is thin, waxy film is weak. Sour-sweet taste. Yields of more than 2.5 kg per bush. Osypaemost not strong. Bush is medium, with a rounded crown and curved branches. Elongated oval leaves. For dessert use and processing.

Sinilga –  Fruits are oblong-oval, length 2.6 cm, weight 0,9 g Surface slightly bumpy. Sour-sweet taste with bitterness. Yield of 1.5 kg per bush. Osypaemost insignificant. Bush silnorosly 1.7m slaboraskidisty conical crown. Shoots slightly curved. Leaves are dark green, oblong-oval, with pubescence. For universal use.

Blue Bird – Fruit oval, length of 2 cm, weight 0.75 g sour-sweet taste with a slight tartness. The skin is thin, tender flesh. Yields about 1 kg per bush. Osypaemost average. Bush thick, with rounded crown, height 1.8 m shoots straight without pubescence. Leaves oblong-oval with pointed tip and a rounded base. Pollinating varieties: Blue Spindle “ `titmouse. For universal use.

Sirius – Fruit teardrop shape with a sharp tip and a length of 1.7 cm, weight 0.8 g surface smooth, tight skin. Taste sour-gorchaschy. Fruits rich in vitamin P. Yields of more than 2.5 kg per bush. Osypaemosti not. Densely branched shrub with oval crown, height 1.6 m Stems pubescent, curved downward. Leaves oblong-oval. For processing fruit.

Start – Fruits small, 1.5 cm long, oval shape and shirokokuvshinovidnoy. Weight 0.55 g surface smooth. Sour-sweet taste. The skin is thin, tender flesh. Yield is low, less than 0.7 kg per bush. Osypaemost weak. Bush compact, dense, with 1 m ploskookrugloy crown shoots straight. The leaves are light green, oblong-oval. For the amateur gardening and landscaping sites. Siberian breeding varieties of honeysuckle started `Start`, thanks to which in 1980 were allocated widely known varieties SinyayaPtitsa “ and `Spindle Tolu fight.

Tomichka –  Fruits and shirokokaplevidnoy cylindrical shape with a depressed apex, length of 2.3 cm, weight 0.82 g slightly bumpy surface. The skin is thin. Sweet and sour taste, pleasantly refreshing. Yield of 1.9 kg per bush. Osypaemost strong. Ripening early. 2 m tall shrub with a spreading crown obconical. Shoots rarely covered with long bristly hairs. Leaves are bright green, oblong-oval with pointed base and a rounded tip. Pollinating varieties: `Vasyugan`, `Kamchadalka`, `Blue Spindle` Cinderella `,` Memory Gidzyuka `,` `Pavlov. For universal use.

Chulymskaya – The fruits are large, length 2.3 cm Weight 1.2 Form shirokoveretenovidnaya narrow elongated dimple on top. The skin is thin. Refreshing taste of sweet and sour. Yields up to 3 kg per bush. Osypaemosti not. Bush is medium, with a rounded crown sredneraskidistoy. For universal use.

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Maritimes-listed varieties

Maritimes varieties are produced by breeders at the Far East Station VIR, near Vladivostok. Varieties selected from coastal Honeyberry populations, often have characteristics of early ripening. This trait is found in the varieties of – Golubinka, Mountain Girl, Dolphin, Haze, Zarnitsa, Capel Willow, Forget-Me, and Dawn. In central Russia, many coastal varieties can have a small secondary fall flowering.

Golubink – This is a much sought after second generation coastal. The berries are teardrop-shaped. They are 2.3 cm long and weigh 0.8 g. The skin is bumpy and thin. The taste is  sweet-tart, with a slight bitterness.

Yields are about  1 to 2 kg per bush. Semi-spreading shrub with a dense crown. Regularly observed secondary bloom in the Fall. Leaves are dark green, oblong-oval, with a rounded base and a pointed tip. Recommended for plantings in the eastern regions of Russia.

Dolphin – This variety is selective from the wild native forms of the coastal populations. The berry is cylindrical shaped and up to 2.2 cm in length. elongated tip. The tip of the fruit resembles a half-open beak. the berries weight is about 0.7 g and the skin is slightly bumpy, with thick skin. It has a weet-sour taste. Yields of up to 2 kg per bush. Osypaemost average. Shrub up to 1.5 m thick

Yields of up to 2 kg per plant. The plant is up to 1.5 m high. Drooping new young shoots. Leaves are concave, broadly with a sharp tip. Recommended for home gardeners in the eastern regions of Russia.

Dawn – The berries are a cylindrical shape and weigh about 0.85g. The skin is thin and bumpy. Taste sour-sweet.

Yields of 1.5 kg per plant. It is of average height and considered compact shrub. Leaves are dense, dark green, oblong-oval with narrowed rounded base. For universal use in the eastern regions of Russia.

Ukrainian-listed Varieties

Ukrainian varieties produced in the Donetsk Botanical Garden and Krasnokutskaya Experiment Station.

Bogdan – The large berries weigh about 1 g and are spindle-shaped. The taste is sweet and sour. Yields average about  2 kg per plant.

Donchanka -The berries weigh about 0.7 g and are ellipsoidal in shape. The taste is tart. The yields are about 1.1 kg per plant. 

Scythian – The berries weigh about 0.8 g and are oval shaped. The taste is  sweet-tart. The yield is low at about 0.8 kg per plant.

Steppe – The berries weigh about 0.9 and are oval shaped. The taste is sweet-sour. The yield is about 2.5 kg per plant.

Ukrainka – The berries weigh about 0.8 g. The taste is sweet-sour. The yield is about 1.3 kg per plant.

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