On PEI a flowering period in the latter part of April means that our plants will have flowers during times of cool and possibly frosty weather. Haskap plants and flowers are extremely tolerant of cold temperatures, but they need an insect pollinator that is similarly tolerant to these conditions. Native bumblebee pollinators have been observed working Haskap flowers under cool temperature regimes. Visit our plots in mid April and observe bees working flowers and our placement of bumblebee hives for optimum pollination.
Haskap need cross pollination with another genetically distinct clone, as these plants are self-sterile. Like apples, they cannot self-pollinate, so different varieties must be placed in close proximity to effect pollination. Visit our commercial planting and observe our variety placement designed to optimize pollination and commercial returns.
Berries post pollination ~ some have flowers still attached, one is turning blue already.