July 13, 2010

Lonicera caerulea var. kamtschatica - huge blue berries shrubs arrived!

Edible honeysuckle - Lonicera caerulea var. kamtschatica bears huge (!), blue berries (up to almost an inch long) and doesn't require acidic soil. Perfect for my edible garden :) I was worried at what condition the plants will arrive, because Poland is hit now with real heat. We have similar temperatures as Spain does right now (BTW congratulations of world championship!)

... it looks they seem to be in perfect condition. No planting now, no no! too hot. We wait until it cools down.

If you want to have berries on Lonicera kamtschatica, there is at least 2 varieties needed. There was promotion and 4 were in almost the price of 2, so I bought: Lonicera kamtschatica "Siniglaska", "Dlinnoplodna", "Woloschebnitza" and "Tschelabinka".
I am so happy to add this wonderful plant to my edible garden - it fruits when young, is very hardy and fruits already in May - late frost is not damaging the flowers.

If you would like to improve your garden to a beautiful paradise, let me help you to design it. We can work online. Contact me at ewamariasz [at] gmail [dot] com.

Happy Gardening!



Tara Dillard said...

I don't know this Lonicera. Gorgeous.

Love the L. fragrantissima, indeed fragrant, in winter.

Hot here too. No rain 4 weeks.

Garden & be Well, XO Tara

Ewa said...

Tara, fragrant in winter? sounds wonderful - will check it out :)

MarkD said...

You're in for a treat, completely delicous and ready very early in the year. Good luck with them

Ewa said...

Now I have to decide what to kick out :) to find the space :)

tanja said...

Deaf frend,

I am looking to buz lonicera kamchatika, but dont know where to order. Could zou help me bz letting me know where did zou order these beautiful plants?

Thank you in advance, Tanja.

Ewa said...

Tanja, write me an e-mail, I'll try to help.