CULTIVAR DEVELOPMENT OF EDIBLE FRUITED HONEYSUCKLE LONICERA CAERULEA L.
Location: Horticultural Crops Research
Project Number: 5358-21000-037-52
Start Date: Sep 10, 2012
End Date: Sep 30, 2013
1. The overall objective is to identify superior selections worthy of cultivar
status that could form the basis for a new berry crop for the Northwest.
2. Propagate promising selections, distribute for advanced trials, and select the
best of these for release and naming as cultivars.
Complete evaluations of hybrid seedlings currently in greenhouse and field plots.
Records will be taken on relative plant size, growth habit, freeze damage, time of
bloom, bloom density, and estimated crop. After harvest, crop weight, weight of 10-
berry samples, fruit shape, firmness, overall appearance and preliminary taste tests
will be made by investigators. Superior selections will be studied more indepth:
e.g. fruit quality, sugar:acid ratios, storage tests, and anthocyanins and antioxidant
capacity will be evaluated. Propagate by cuttings several of the best
selections for distribution to interested grower and nursery cooperators. Documents
Grant with Oregon State University. Formerly 5358-21000-036-25G (6/2008). Formerly 5358-21000-037-06G (8/2012).