Sugar Mountain® Blue Sweetberry Honeysuckle

Sugar Mountain® Blue Sweetberry Honeysuckle

Big, Delicious, Nutritious Berries!

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Are you growing Sweetberry yet? It's a deciduous shrub, a member of the Honeysuckle family, that sets masses and masses of delicious and highly nutritious blue berries in early summer. These berries have more antioxidants, potassium, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C than oranges, blueberries, pomegranates, and other fruits. So give Sugar Mountain® Blue a try this season, and we think you'll be amazed at its beauty, ease of care, and delicious harvest!

When most of us hear the word "honeysuckle," we picture a big, summer-blooming vine, fragrant and filled with nectar-sipping bees. But Sweetberry is a Russian strain -- actually Sugar Mountain® Blue was developed in the Czech Republic -- that sets edible fruit in addition to thousands of tubular yellow blooms.

A dwarf mounding shrub, Sugar Mountain® Blue reaches only 5 to 6 feet high and wide. In early spring, it covers itself in yellow blooms -- the familiar honeysuckle flowers we all love! -- and then in early summer it replaces every single bloom with an oblong, dark blue, juicy-sweet-tart berry!

For best flowering and fruiting, plant Sugar Mountain® Blue near at least one other fruiting Honeysuckle. It will be among the first Sweetberry to fruit in summer, and needs no pruning unless you want to restrain its habit. If this is the case, cut it back right after it fruits, because it flowers on old wood.

Very cold-hardy, this Sweetberry is generally left alone by nibbling animals (including deer), but birds adore it. If you want to attract birds into the garden, you can't do better than to plant this berry. If you'd rather not share your crop, toss an anti-bird net over the shrub during late spring and early summer, until you bring the harvest in! It's that simple.

All Sugar Mountain® Blue really needs to thrive is good drainage, enriched soil, and full sun in the north, part shade farther south and west. You will be amazed at how productive and beautiful it is, season after season! Zones 3-6.