Honeyberry is a plant every garden needs. Especially, if you are an Idaho gardener like me. Honeyberry plants are cold hardy and can tolerate -40°F.

Honeyberries are early season producers and the first fruits to harvest in the spring. During my first year with these berries, I wasn’t sure when to pick them so I waited until the plant was filled with them. By that time they turned a deep dark blue.

Honeyberry varieties from Home Depot include: (click picture to view)

Aurora Honeyberry

Sunrise Honeyberry

Early Blue Honeyberry

These bush plants require two different kinds to produce fruit. I planted a large variety to insure good pollination. Some of the berries are tart, and some of them are sweeter.

Other Honeyberry Varieties:

Tundra Honeyberry-
Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 3-8 -40f
Height: 4-5′

Borealis Honeyberry-

Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 3-8 -40f
Height: 4′

Cinderella Honeyberry
Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 3-8 -40f
Height: 3′

Honey Bee Honeyberry-
Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 3-8 -50f
Height: 3′

Berry Blue Honeyberry-
Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 3-8 -50f
Height: 5′

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Conclusion:
They are tart, but they make fantastic jam and even better pancake syrup (uploading syrup image soon). I have no regrets. They are easy to pick, they’re thorn-less, easier to clean, and survive the harsh Idaho wind. I’ll give you an update to let you know how they do this season.