The Haskap Berry Growers Association of Ontario was moments from holding its first annual general meeting, where it would elect...
What Are Haskap Berries?
A cold hearty berry that starts to bud under snow cover and is picked off mid-sized bushes way before the hot days of summer set in. The size and taste of this berry has improved exponentially with recent varieties developed at the University of Saskatchewan. Native blue honeysuckle still grows across the boreal forest range. The botanical name is Lonicera Caerulea.
How Do Haskap Berries Taste?
When you first taste haskap your face will light up with delight. The dark blue skin is thin and seeds so tiny they go unnoticed in your mouth. The flavour gives a depth of tangy sweetness that alludes to it’s wild roots.
What Are The Benefits of Haskap Berries?
Not just another tasty berry, haskap holds huge levels of antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C and calcium. Haskap Canada and BC Haskap Association are actively advocating for human health studies in partnership with Canadian Universities and leading scientists.
How Do You Prepare Haskap Berries?
Haskap can be enjoyed fresh if you’re fortunate. In frozen form the nutrients and flavour holds up very well. It makes a zippy fruit preserve or a rich savoury sauce. Quickly becoming a renowned flavour in the cider, beer, wine and spirits industry. The dark rich colour speaks to the antioxidants which add another level of nutrition to your favourite smoothie blend.
Establishing a new Haskap orchard is an exciting enterprise. Haskap is one of the easiest most rewarding berries to grow...
Read an article published in 2015 by Modern Agriculture, describing why Axel and Doris chose the Haskap berry. Read More:...
One of the many amazing health benefits of eating haskaps is the antioxidant dense nutrition that they provide. Prevent age-related...
BCHA member, and Burns Lake resident Doug Price, featured in this article in BC Local News. Read More: https://www.bclocalnews.com/business/haskap-berry-an-opportunity-for-the-burns-lake-area/
BCHA and the Haskap featured on Linda Steele’s CKNW Radio show from Jan 23, 2018. Watch Video: https://www.facebook.com/cknw980/videos/10159830907980521/
BCHA on the Global News Morning show. Click on the picture to watch the clip that featured the Haskap as a...