Category Archives: Haskap

First meeting of the Haskap Berry Growers Association of Ontario Inc. at the 2019 OFVC

The newly formed Haskap Berry Growers Association of Ontario Inc. (HBGAO) will be holding their first Annual General Meeting on Thursday, February 21, at 3pm in room 221 of the Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls during the 2019 Ontario Fruit and … Continue reading

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Haskap Workshop at CSHS 2018: Time Running Out for Pre-registration

The Canadian Society for Horticultural Science (CSHS) Annual Conference will be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario this year! Several special symposia will be held during the conference, including a Haskap Workshop presented by Dr. Bob Bors from the University of … Continue reading

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Spotted wing drosophila and haskap

Haskap is traditionally not thought of as having many pest issues beyond birds, however growers should be aware that it can be at risk from spotted wing drosophilla.  Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is an invasive vinegar fly from Asia that … Continue reading

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An Overview of Haskap Cultivar Characteristics

In 2007 the first University of Saskatchewan (USask) haskap (Lonicera caerulea) cultivars were released.  Since then, this specialty berry (also known as honeyberry or edible blue honeysuckle) has been of interest by commercial growers and home gardeners alike. Below is … Continue reading

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Patience Pays for Haskap Flavour

Haskap harvest is underway in Ontario.  For new growers of the crop, a reminder that berry colour is a poor indicator of berry ripeness in this crop.  Being patient and waiting to harvest the crop will pay dividends in flavour…and … Continue reading

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Specialty Crop Content at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) will be held February 22 and 23, 2017 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls (www.ofvc.ca). There are many general and specific topics that may be of interest to specialty crop growers. … Continue reading

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Haskap & Specialty Fruit Workshop: 24 August, 2016

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