Welcome to our online Haskap shop

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Welcome to our online Haskap catalogue of the varieties we grow in our LaHave orchards!

We are always on the hunt to discover and select the tastiest varieties to grow in not only our but also your orchard or garden. Our aim is to provide our clients with seamless end-to-end Haskap experience from selecting the correct plant to creating a healthy and sustainable orchard.

Since we planted our first test plants in 2010 and starting orchards in 2011. We have continued to evolve, to refine the art of establishing a healthy and profitable Haskap orchard. LaHave is not just about selling healthy Haskap or Honeyberry plants.

We pride ourselves in educating the potential grower to avoid past mistakes and to actively consider the many innovative things we have discovered in establishing a Haskap orchard. We also provide free aftercare support, and the necessary tools to ensure your plants continue to thrive, regardless of the size of your garden plot or commercial orchard.

For further information on our many plant varieties and combinations. Please see our  “Haskap varieties” page.

 

2015 Order Form

Please download the order form or call Lynn on 1 902 527 2139 to order by phone.

 

OUR HASKAP AND HONEYBERRY  2015 PLANT PRICE LIST


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Plant Size

Our young plants have on average a three and half root ball. Mycorrhizal fungi are added to the potting mix once the plants move from the tissue culture lab to the greenhouse. On arriving at LaHave the plants are spoilt rotten with weekly applications of compost tea.

The plants are on average 6 to 9 months old. However, we have moved away from ‘age’ to the ‘size of root ball’. This allows for a faster growing and healthier plant.

Our young plants (average 6 to 9 months old) have on average a three and half root ball. Mycorrhizal fungi are added to the potting mix once the plants move from the tissue culture lab to the greenhouse. On arriving at LaHave, they are spoilt rotten with weekly applications of compost tea.

We have moved away from plant ‘age’ to the ‘size of its root ball’. This allows for a faster growing and healthier plant once potted in one gallon or four gallon grow bag.

Our one-gallon potted plants are 12 months old and have a one-gallon root ball. Likewise, our four-gallon potted plants have a healthy four-gallon root ball and are 18 to 24 months old.

We grow our 3 and half inch plants in our four gallon grow bags for 18 to 24 months before planting out in our or clients orchards. This helps manage the weed problem as its very difficult for weeds to penetrate or establish themselves in a four-gallon root ball rather than a 3 and half inch one.

What Size of Plant is ‘Orchard Ready?’

 When we started our orchards in 2011. We diligently followed orders and planted these young three and half inch plugs out into the orchard. Our orchards are organically certified and it soon became apparent that any nearby plant became a compleating weed and quickly swamped our young Haskap plants

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Young Plants in 3 and half inch pots

We now recommend and follow this advice in our own orchards. Pot up the young plants in our four gallon grow bags (Please see the picture below of plants that will be planted out this Fall). Then place them out in our nursery for 18 to 24 months until a four-gallon root ball has been created. This allows one to maximize or eliminate weeding costs in the first/second year and it forces the plan up in its early life to help with future harvesting.

In summary – The answer is a four gallon one! So our aim is to produce a stress-free and healthy balanced Haskap plant with four-gallon root ball that is planted out in the Fall. This will help minimize weeding costs, as will find it difficult to take hold before the canopy starts to close in grow year three.

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HASKAP OR HONEYBERRY?

Haskaps and Honeyberries are related and are found in the honeysuckle family. Both belong to the genus Lonicera but are divided into different subspecies. Because Haskap and Honeyberry are common names, there is sometimes confusion over naming.

In general, Honeyberry refers to the larger Russian varieties, which tend to produce larger berries and have higher yields. The Japanese Haskap varieties tend to be smaller and produce smaller berries. Many of the newer selections have been crossed between the two to create a superior plant.

Please refer to our section on ‘What is a Haskap berry?’ to help understand the differences within the Lonicera genus.

Shipping?

Shipping plants is not an easy task and even Amazon would be challenged. We prefer to ship, outside the Maritimes, our smaller plants along with our four-gallon grow bags. This is more cost effective for the grower or gardener. We can ship one or four-gallon plants in racks (600 per rack) within North America. However, we prefer to ship when they are semi-dormant in the Fall.

Potting Servicein our Four Gallon Grow Bags

We do provide a potting service for growers ($1 a potted plant) who do not have the nursery area to grow on the plants. We also sell our four-gallon plastic grow bags with our young tray plants, starting at $0.45 each. They do pack flat so they are very cost effective to ship and can be reused three or four times depending on how you care for them. Please see the above price list for quantity discounts.

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HASKAP SMALL PRINT

Collection of orders

Plants can be collected or purchased from Monday to Friday at HoneyBerry Hurst Farm, 1776 Northfield Rd, Lower Northfield, Nova Scotia, B0J 1E0, Canada. Directions to the farm can be seen below or found in our  ‘Contact Us’ section.

Shipping

The minimum order for shipping by post is 100 plants or 2 trays of 50 plants (one per variety), with the entire order totaling at least $500. The plants are produced in tissue culture liners in 2.5″ x 2.5″ 3.25″ size pots, 50 plants per tray.

We ship plants out twice a year in the late Spring, and  in the Fall. We prefer to ship when the plant is dormant or semi dormant in late Fall or early Spring.

Please note we do not ship in August due to heat stress and expense and we do not charge a plant handling charge.

Payment

We can accept payment by credit card, cheque or bank transfer.

Credit card orders – Please contact our office: 902 527 2139
Cheque Orders – Please make cheques out to LaHave Forests and our mailing address is P.O. 86, Blockhouse, Nova Scotia, B0J 1E0, Canada.
Bank Transfer
RBC
565 King St. Bridgewater
Nova Scotia B4V 1B3
SWIFT: ROYCCAT2

A/c details:
A/c number: 1009497
Transit Number: 01213
Financial Institution: 0003

Plant size

The plants are at an approximately 6″ but can be up to 10″ tall when shipped late in the Fall. These could be transplanted straight into the field. However, we strongly recommend they be grown on in 4-gallon pots for 12 to 24 months before planting out. We can grow one and four gallon plants to order.

Royalties

All University of Saskatchewan and Berries Unlimited varieties include the $0.50 and US$0.35 per plant royalty respectively.  Their varieties are protected under plant breeders rights and are grown under license from the University of Saskatchewan and Berries Unlimited, therefore the purchaser may not propagate or reproduce the Haskap cultivars without expressed written permission from the University of Saskatchewan or Berries Unlimited.

Please contact us regarding any further questions by email or by phone: 902-527-2139 or see our plant order form for further details.

Haskap Plant Sales Outside Canada

This year we have been licensed by the University of Saskatchewan and Berries Unlimited to export and grow their varieties in the UK, European Union, Switzerland, Norway and Russia. The Minimum order size 1,000 plants and the plants are despatched from the UK.

In terms of LaHave haskapa varieties for the the Europe, United States, South America and New Zealand, we are currently offering 7 commercially proven and great tasting varieties to commercial growers. The Minimum order size 1,000 plants. Please contact for further details. or call us on 1-902-527-2139

 
 

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