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Q and A: chicks not going in coop and squash and pumpkins crossing — 5 Comments

  1. gen,

    Honeyberries are a bush and don’t climb. Some get 4-5 feet tall, while other varieties are shorter but bushy. I am about recovered from my surgery. Hardly any pain at all, but I’m still pretty careful.

  2. Thanks Jackie, I love wild berries, and although these aren’t, I think they might do well buried on the west side of my wind break. At least I hope so. I was also thinking of planting some on the south side of our rather large dog run, outside the dog area, but able to use the five foot fence to climb up. It is opposite of the area our dogs like to use to do their business. It’s nice to know there is some fruit that can handle late frosts.
    I do hope you are almost back to normal.
    gen

  3. gen,

    We, too, got interested in honeyberries and have planted about six of them, so far. Our oldest ones are two years old and have produced a double handful of berries this year. They are good out of hand although are a tiny bit tart. We definitely will be planting more. We would have had a better crop but the darned voles got to the stems and killed several. This year we’ll enclose them in hardware cloth corrals to protect them.

  4. I am becoming interested in Haskap / Honeyberries. They will grow in temps that go down to -52 degrees farenheit, and not lose their blossoms at a cool 20 degrees. (-47C & -7C) It seems, according to the variety, their flavor can resemble blueberries, raspberries or currants. They can be eaten just plucked off the bush, in jams, pies or juiced. This plant may be of interest to the northern folks, although I’m told they will grow just fine in my area of Kansas.