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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Blue Honeysuckle

Author
item Hummer, Kim

Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: May 9, 2006
Publication Date: December 20, 2006
Citation: Hummer, K.E. 2006. Blue honeysuckle in New Fruit and Nut Cultivars. List 43. HortScience. 41:1107-1109.

Interpretive Summary: Twenty-four blue honeysuckle cultivars available to North America are described. The origin, description and uses of the cultivars are presented. The majority of the cultivars were released from Russia but two were released from Canada. These cultivars have fruits which look like an elongated blueberry but ripen earlier than strawberries. The plants are very cold hardy. These fruits could be a potential new crop for the northern United States and in Canada.

Technical Abstract: Twenty-four blue honeysuckle, Lonicera caerulea L., cultivars available to North America are described. The origin, description and uses of the cultivars are presented. The majority of the cultivars were released from Russia but two were released from Canada. These cultivars have fruits which look like an elongated blueberry but ripen earlier than strawberries. The plants are very cold hardy. These fruits could be a potential new crop for the northern United States and in Canada.

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