Honeyberries are native to Russia and Japan, but have quickly become popular in North America in the last few years. Looking like a mutant version of blueberries, honeyberries are essentially berry bushes that taste like any type of berry but with a more honey-like flavor. Honeyberries produce 3-5 foot bushes and they are ideal for container growing. Today we’ll show you how to grow honeyberries in pots as well as how take care of them. If you love berries, you’re going to love honeyberries!
How to Grow Honeyberries
Honeyberries are fairly easy to grow as long as you provide them with the right conditions! Usually grown in pots, honeyberries can give your patio a rustic look and gift you with sweet tasting berries!
To grow honeyberries, look to your local nursery or online for small honeyberry bushes.
- Use large, clay pots in which to grow the honeyberries. Honeyberries like good drainage, otherwise root rot will occur.
- Choose well draining soil and place in full sunlight.
- Place the pot on a stand so that the honeyberry bush can receive good air circulation. Air circulation is one of the most important things when it comes to grow honeyberries.
- Every 2 to 3 years, containers may need to be changed to accommodate their size.
- Place the plant in a sunny location, but also provide some shade for it, especially midday.
- Keep the plants moist in the spring and also fertilize in spring.
- Use a fertilizer that’s meant for blueberries as their nutritional needs are very similar.
Caring for Honeyberries:
- Keep soil moist and fertilize in the spring.
- Shade the plant in the middle of the day, especially during hot, summer months.
- No pruning needed.
- Simply remove dead branches.
- You may add a protective need to prevent birds from consuming the fruit.
So now that you know how to grow honeyberries, it’s time to start planting!