Yezberry Sugar Pie® Japanese haskap Lonicera caerulea
This variety is no longer available from Proven Winners®. The information on this page is for reference only.
Sweet, healthy, and space-saving!
Introducing Yezberry Sugar Pie® Japanese haskap. It's the smallest Yezberry® variety yet. Reaching just 3-4' tall, it allows even those with limited space to enjoy these tasty and healthful berries. One of the earliest plants to bloom each spring, tubular yellow blooms mature into elongated that ripen to blue in early summer. They're sweet enough to eat right off the plant, but they're also good for drying, processing, or cooking. This tough, deer-resistant edible is native to North America and requires no special care to bear fruit every year. Plant with another Yezberry® variety for an abundant fruit set on both plants.
Produces BerriesAttracts:BeesResists:DeerNative to North AmericaSmall or Miniature
- Delicious, juicy berries taste like a cross between a raspberry and a blueberry.
- Easy to grow.
- Plant two different varieties for best results - both plants will bear fruit.
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:36 - 48 InchesSpacing:48 - 60 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:YellowFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SpringHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Good for ScreeningUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
With its small size, Yezberry Sugar Pie® can be grown in small spaces. Add it to your vegetable garden, or use it to create a low edible hedge.
PLEASE NOTE: To produce berries, you'll need to plant another Yezberry® variety as a pollinator.Maintenance Notes:
All Yezberry varieties are very easy to grow and are not fussy about soil or pruning. Plant another Yezberry™ variety within 50'/15.2 m of Yezberry Sugar Pie® to ensure abundant fruit set on both plants. If pruning is needed or desired, do so when the fruit harvest is complete. You can harvest Yezberry haskaps as they ripen, turning from green to deep blue. If you taste a blue fruit and it does not taste sweet, leave the crop on the plant for another couple of days to ripen fully.
In hot climates, afternoon shade is recommended.Fun Facts:
Yezberry® Japanese haskaps are closely related to best-selling Sugar Mountain®sweetberry honeysuckle. However, the Yezberry series was developed from purely Japanese strains of haskap, while the Sugar Mountain series is of Russian heritage. Other differences: Yezberry haskaps bloom a bit later, so they're a good choice for areas that get frequent spring frosts. Yezberry fruits are plumper and rounder than Sugar Mountain fruits, but both are equally tasty and heavy-bearing when it comes to harvest time.
Variety Sweetness Fruit Size Use Pollinator Season Yezberry® Maxie™ Tangy Sweet Largest Fresh
Any other Yezberry® Late Yezberry® Solo™ Tangy Sweet Large Fresh
Any other Yezberry® Late Yezberry Honey Bunch® Sweet Large Fresh
Any other Yezberry® Late Yezberry Sugar Pie® Sweet Large Fresh
Any other Yezberry® LateYezberry Sugar Pie® Lonicera caerulea 'Hoka' USPP 28,593, Can PBRAF