Boreal Series – Boreal Beauty
This is the Saskatchewan Program’s second largest haskap berry. Fruit averages 2.6 grams with the largest weighing 3.6 grams. The fruits are rounded/heart shaped and are firm, making this variety one of the best for mechanical harvesting. It comes into production a year earlier than other varieties. In trials in Poland, it had double the yield of the other varieties in its third year. It ripens a week after Beast.
If mechanically harvesting fruits, plants solid rows of varieties, but make sure Beast rows are next to Blizzard or Beauty rows.
If hand picking fruit, yields will be a bit higher if varieties are mixed within rows. Many growers are happy with a compatible pollinator plant every 4 or 5 plants (20 to 25% ratio). Beast would be the pollinator for either Blizzard or Beauty.
If one wanted mostly Blizzard production, plant a Beast every 4 or 5 plants.
If one wants mostly Beauty production, plant a Beast every 4 or 5 plants.
if one wants mostly Beast production, plant a Blizzard every 4 or 5 plants.
(Blizzard blooms earlier than beauty making it a better pollinator for Beast than Beauty)
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