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Can anyone tell me what honeyberries are please? I recently bought a plant that says; " It is like a blueberry but sweeter" on the wrapper


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,093

    I didn't know but google found plenty of references. Odd looking thingsimage

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,354

    I have a few of those in fairly large pots and the two year old ones have just about finished flowering so hoping for the first fruit from them later in the year - if so, I'll report back in a few weeks!

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thanks to you both. I googled them

    But they look nothing like the picture

    on the sleeve of the plant which looks

    more like a black currant
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,093

    Ah, give me a minuteimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,093

    I can't find it but there was a thread a while back about a fruit that was from one of the yellow flowered ribes. A cultivar or a hybrid or something that had larger fruit.

    Do the leaves look like a currant (ish)


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,093

    Have you got a photo?

  • Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 750

    The only Honeyberry I've heard of is Lonicera caerulea I've got four, they're not self-fertile so you need two. Don't know what else it can be and that is how Honeyberries are usually described. 

  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,572

    Hi Herby try this for help from RHS   Honey berry are good for people who struggle with blueberries, you need more than one for good fruiting, it is in fact an edible Honeysuckle, being a new type of plant in this country there's not too much known as they come from the Siberian areas, my local G/C assures me this is the most popular fruit seller plant of the year good luck

  • All interesting thank you so much

    The plant has now been taken to the allotment

    but I will ask my son to take a picture.

    All I could find was that it is an 'edible type of honeysuckle '
  • Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 750
    herbgarden2 wrote (see)
    All I could find was that it is an 'edible type of honeysuckle '

    Then it's Lonicera caerulea.  Like apples, plums, tomatoes, etc. what variety you have, if you even have a named variety will determine how it tastes and how big the fruit are, but you will need a pollinating partner just with most apples. 

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