One of the earliest berries of the season! This unique plant produces an abundance of 1 1/2" long berries tasting like wild blueberries in mid to late spring, even before strawberries are ripe. It is a member of the honeysuckle family and has been a valued fruit for ages. Plant two varieties for pollination. Space 4-6' apart.
Light: Partial Shade
Harvest: Mid spring
Bloom Time: Early Spring
Zones: 3 to 9
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Lonicera edulis var. kamtschatica 'Tomichka'
4 - 5'
4 - 6'
4 - 6'
3 - 9
The leaves are borne in opposite pairs on the stems. Short, oblong, medium green in color.
Small tubular or funnel-shaped.
March or April
Likes partial shade in most regions except the far north, where it can enjoy full sun.
Moderately well-drained, yet moist soil. Mulch with peat moss or decomposed manure to help conserve soil moisture.
This unique berry is a member of the Honeysuckle family. Native to Eastern Siberia, Russia and Japan where it has been valued for its fruiting for ages. It forms a compact shrub with berries approximately 1 - 1 1/2" long and flavor of wild blueberries in mid to late spring, even before strawberries are ripe. Exceptionally hardy, to negative 40 degrees F.
Plant at least two varieties for cross pollination. Takes 1-2 years after planting to bear fruit. Ripe in mid to late spring.