We welcome you to contact us with any questions or for more information.Phytocultures in is an active process of trialling new varieties and production management techniques on our test site location in Clyde River, P.E.I. We are sharing our observations and results to other growers interested in Haskap production. Results and production experiences may vary for other management practices and locations. If you have additional questions our team is happy to provide advice and support based on our own trials and research plots and in collaboration with our partners across North America.
- Easy to grow and widely adaptable to all soil types, including clay and sand, and tolerate pH levels ranging from 4.5 to 8.5.
- Grow in plant hardiness zones 1a and warmer and are extremely cold/winter hardy and frost tolerant (to -40°C!).
- Varieties tailored to cold North American and Maritime climates with new varieties under development in Canada.
- Flowers are ideal for native pollinators and are also frost tolerant.
- One of the first spring fruits available to market, ripening early to mid June.
- Offer economic advantages as a sister crop by diversifying and extending the berry season while optimizing infrastructure, labour, and equipment.
- Naturally pest and disease resistant, have low fertility requirements, and highly suited to organic production.
- Huge market potential as a superfruit with many opportunities for value-adding in culinary and medicinal industries.
- Exceptional nutritional properties, including higher antioxidant content than blueberries.
We sell various types of plants (propagules). Product formats will be supplied in three field ready formats: 1. Forestry Seedling Plugs with 67 plants per plug tray. 2. …Read More
Developing an understanding of Haskap and techniques to manage and grow a berry crop requires an understanding of two basic points concerning the biology of …Read More
Phytocultures’ research and development efforts have uncovered incredible potential for Haskap production in the region, particularly for commercial producers. Our 2014 Cost of Production Study …Read More
With many cultivars originating from Russia and Japan, these deciduous shrubs are regionally suited to throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere as their native habitat …Read More
Haskap are tolerant of marginal soils but excel as quality and fertility improve. In their natural environment, Haskap are found in areas with high organic …Read More
Haskap can be planted in the spring or in the fall, depending on when your site is ready. The removal and control of existing perennial …Read More
Research is currently underway as to the optimal fertility program for Haskap production. Phytocultures’ approach follows the natural growth and life cycle of Haskap plants: …Read More
Haskap need cross pollination with another genetically distinct clone (i.e., not directly related), as these plants are self-sterile. Like apples they cannot self-pollinate, so two …Read More
Access to water is an important consideration when establishing your Haskap plantation. Depending on your climate, supplemental irrigation – particularly for a new plot – …Read More
Weed management is critical to the establishment and success of your plantation and the importance of weed management cannot be over-emphasized. Haskap are not strong …Read More
The rapid early growth of Haskap places them ahead of many insect and disease organisms, however this early lifecycle makes Haskap berries particularly inviting to …Read More