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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANAGEMENT OF TEMPERATE FRUIT NUT AND SPECIALTY CROP GENETIC RESOURCES

Location: National Clonal Germplasm Repository (Corvallis, Oregon)

Title: Blue honeysuckle list 47

Authors
item Hummer, Kim
item Bors, Robert -

Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: February 1, 2012
Publication Date: June 1, 2012
Citation: Hummer, K.E., Bors, R. 2012. Blue honeysuckle list 47. HortScience. 47(5):540.

Interpretive Summary: This manuscript summarizes two newly released blue honeysuckle cultivars released for northern production. This fruit is popular in Russia and in Japan, particularly Hokkaido. It has possibility as a new fruit cultivar for North America. The fruit is the color of blueberry but has a torpedo or cylindrical shape. The fruit tends to be more tart than that of blueberry and the plant can survive colder mid-winter temperatures. The University of Saskatchewan has released two new cultivars, named 'Tundra' and 'Borealis' for production in Canada and northern climates in the United States. This report gives specific descriptions of these two new cultivars.

Technical Abstract: This manuscript summarizes descriptions for two newly released Lonicera caerulea L., blue honeysuckle, cultivars released for northern production. This fruit is popular in Russia and in Japan, particularly Hokkaido. It has possibility as a new fruit cultivar for North America. The University of Saskatchewan has released two new cultivars, named 'Tundra' and 'Borealis' for production in Canada and northern climates in the United States.

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