Prized for its compact, spreading form and attractive grayish-green, velvety foliage, Blue Velvet™ produces good crops of very large, sweet-tart and flavorful, medium-blue berries.
Exceptional for the back yard grower. Usually produces 1 to 2 years after planting out and is very productive from the start. Honeyberries are not bothered by most pests and disease.
Grown in full sun to partial shade. Well-drained soil is best for good production. Extremely hardy and low maintenance (our kind of plant!).
Plant 2 or 3 different varieties for best pollination.
Our honeyberries all seem to bloom at the same time so pollination has not been an issue of timing for us. Blue Velvet is considered an early bloomer if you have longer spring weather than mid-Maine.
Hardy to -25 F
Will grow up to 5.5 feet tall and 4 feet wide.
2-3′ tall bare root transplant with good branching and excellent root development.
We highly recommend protecting your trees with a tree tube
Growing trees in the Northeast has proved challenging. One of our main struggles has been with deer and other tree nibbling predators.
Not only were our orchard trees being nibbled and rubbed, but now the deer/rabbits/porcupines/voles and more were heading towards our nursery stock.
I guess when you set out a buffet, the animals say ‘THANKS!’
We decided to purchase a few hundred TREE PRO Miracle Tree Tubes and were quickly sold on the benefits.
Trees that seemed to be stuck in their growth were now growing. We no longer had to constantly move electric fencing. Even trees in remote areas on the farm were thriving.
Where we had ordered them last year to offer to you, Tree Pro started selling them on Amazon (of course) and they are cheaper and offer FREE Shipping. We still highly recommend them!