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8016P May Berry, Edible Honeysuckle (Lonicera kamtschatica)
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Plant grown in 2 liters container – Height of plant: 30/40 cm.
12.50 Available
8016Q May Berry, Edible Honeysuckle (Lonicera kamtschatica)
Plant grown in 2 liters container – Height of plant: 30/40 cm.
Unit price available starting from 3 units purchased.
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8016R May Berry, Edible Honeysuckle (Lonicera kamtschatica)
Plant grown in 2 liters container – Height of plant: 30/40 cm.
Unit price available starting from 10 units purchased.
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8016J May Berry, Edible Honeysuckle (Lonicera kamtschatica) 'Blue Velvet'
Young plug plant – Height of plant: 5/10 cm.
7.50 Available
8016N May Berry, Edible Honeysuckle (Lonicera kamtschatica) 'Blue Velvet'
Young plug plant – Height of plant: 5/10 cm.
Unit price available starting from 3 units purchased.
6.95 Available
8016K May Berry, Edible Honeysuckle (Lonicera kamtschatica) 'Blue Velvet'
Young plug plant – Height of plant: 5/10 cm.
Unit price available starting from 10 units purchased.
5.95 Available
8016A FERTILISER – Fertiliser tablet to place at the bottom of the hole before planting. Slow release over 7 to 8 months. Only 1 tablet in each hole. 0.40 Available

 

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May Berry, Edible Honeysuckle - Lonicera kamtschatica (latin)

Geographic origin: Siberia.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 1.5 meters, width up to 1 meter.
Foliage: Deciduous.
Type of soil: Moist, not chalk.
Hardiness: Hardy to -40°C.
Site: Full sun, even partial shade.


Properties and uses:
This honeysuckle produces edible blue berries that appear in May. They have a flavour somewhere between a kiwi and a blue berry; the berries are acidic and not very sweet but very rich in vitamins. They can be eaten raw, in jam, as juice or even dried. They can be mixed with goji berries to provide a vitamin rich meal!
The May berry comes from a cold climate and is therefore very hardy. However, it does not tolerate drought. It therefore needs regular watering through the summer and the ground around it should be mulched to keep it moist. It can even be grown in partial shade in regions that have very hot summers.
It is a good idea to plant at least two May berries next to each other to ensure good fruit production.

Plant them now: the shortest way to your plate is through your garden!


The list of varieties:
- May Berry 'Blue Velvet': large fruits, velvety leaves, a dense shrub that can reach 1.50 m in width.
- May Berry 'Nimfa': fruits with well balanced flavour, lanceolate leaves, a compact shape.
- May Berry 'Wojtek': Polish cultivar, fruit with a sweet flavour, ramified, height up to 1.2 m.

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