The haskap berry is a growing trend in the Okanagan - will it grow in Ontario?

January 27, 2021 1 min read

The haskap berry is a growing trend in the Okanagan - will it grow in Ontario? | Healthy Garden Co

Full of antioxidants, this superfood is catching on in the Thompson Okanagan as awareness for the haskap berry is growing.


The berries are native to boreal forests and colder climates around the world, including Canada.


The berries can be harvested from mid-June to mid-July, depending on the temperatures, he said.


“They are generally the first berry of the season, they even beat out some of the strawberries,” Kozun said.


“They have a really good taste between sweetness and tartness, I tend to describe them as a blackberry with a sour cherry taste (and an element of sweetness,)” he said.


The long, hot sunny days and cool nights in Ontario create some of the the sweetest, juiciest haskap berries in the world. Since 2010 Ontario has been on the forefront of haskap production in Canada.


Read More here: https://infotel.ca/inwine/the-haskap-berry-is-a-growing-trend-in-the-okanagan-and-beyond/it79623



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