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Blue honeysuckle varieties

Most varieties of blue honeysuckle (more than 100 are already known) were obtained in Russia. In the State Register of Breeding Achievements of the Russian Federation in 2010, 85 varieties were registered. Since they were obtained in different regions, to which they are more adapted, we will give the characteristics of the fruits in accordance with the region of obtaining the variety.

Moscow varieties obtained in Moscow (GBS RAS) and the Moscow region (Ramenskiy district).

Honeysuckle blue Gzhel EarlyHoneysuckle blue Kuminovka
  • Wiliga - fruits are large (1.2 g), sour-sweet, with a refreshing astringency. Average yield (2.4 kg per bush).
  • Gzhelka - fruits (1 g) pod-shaped, sweet and sour, without bitterness. Productivity up to 2 kg per bush. The crumbling rate is weak.
  • Gzhel Late - fruits (up to 1 g) are broadly fusiform, sweet. Productivity and shedding are average.
  • Gzhel Early - fruits are large (1.1 g), pitcher-shaped. The taste is sweet and sour. Productivity and shedding are average.
  • Kingfisher - fruits are large (1 g), pear-shaped, freshly sweet. Productivity and shedding are average.
  • Kuminovka - fruits are large (1.1 g), cylindrical, sweet and sour. The yield is average, the shedding is low.
  • Moskovskaya 23 - fruits are medium (0.8 g), broadly fusiform, sweet and sour with astringency. Productivity up to 4 kg per bush, average shedding.
  • My joy - fruits are barrel-shaped, sweet and sour. Productivity and shedding is average (1.5-2 kg).
  • Ramenskaya - fruits (0.8 g) are elongated-oval, sweet. The yield is average, the shedding is low.
  • Titmouse - fruits (0.8 g) are elongated-oval, sweet and sour. The yield is high (up to 5-7 kg per bush), the shedding is low.
  • Early- fruits (1 g) are fusiform, sweet and sour. The yield is 2 kg per bush, the shedding is weak.
  • Pacifier- fruits are large (1.1 g), cylindrical, sweet and sour. Productivity (up to 2 kg per bush) and shedding is average.
  • Fortune - fruits (0.9 g) are pear-shaped, sweet and sour. Average yield (about 3 kg per bush), low shedding.
  • Shahinya - fruits are large (1.1 g), elongated-cylindrical, sweet and sour. Productivity and shedding are average.
Honeysuckle blue titmouse
Honeysuckle blue Moscow 23Honeysuckle blue Fortune

Leningrad varieties received mainly at the Pavlovsk station of VIR in the Leningrad region.

  • Amphora - fruits are large (1 g), sweet and sour, do not crumble. Low yield (1 kg per bush).
  • Barballet - fruits are large (1 g), sweet and sour, pitcher-shaped. Productivity and shedding are average.
  • Viola - fruits are large (1 g), elongated-oval, sour-tart. The yield is low, the shedding is very weak.
  • Vlada - fruits (0.8 g), sweet and sour, curved-oval. Productivity and shedding are average.
  • Volkhova - fruits (0.8 g), elongated-oval, sweet-strawberry. The yield is average, the shedding is very weak.
  • Darling - fruits are large (1.1 g), elongated-oval, sweet and sour, do not crumble. The yield is average.
  • Yoke - fruits (0.8 g), sweet and sour, elongated-oval, do not crumble. The yield is average.
  • Malvina - fruits are large (1.1 g), sweet and sour, pear-shaped. Productivity up to 3 kg per bush, average shedding.
  • Masha - fruits are large (1 g), sweet and sour, bitter, broadly fusiform, do not crumble. The yield is average.
  • Moraine - fruits are very large (1.2 g), sweet and sour, elongated-cylindrical, do not crumble. The yield is low.
  • Nymph - the fruits are very large (1.2 g), sweet, twisted, little crumble. Average yield (1.3 kg per bush).
  • Omega - fruits are large (1 g), sweet and sour, elongated-oval, slightly crumbled. Average yield (1.7 kg per bush).
  • Commonwealth - fruits are large (1 g), sweet, bitter, elongated-oval, do not crumble. The yield is average.
  • Nightingale - fruits (0.8 g) are fusiform, sweet and sour. The yield is average, the shedding is low.
  • Souvenir - fruits are medium (0.9 g), sweet, elongated-cylindrical. Productivity and shedding are average.
  • Violet - fruits (0.8 g), sweet, elongated-oval. Low yield, strong crumbling.
Honeysuckle blue ChosenHoneysuckle blue MorenaHoneysuckle blue omega

Ural varieties obtained at the Research Institute of Horticulture and Potato Growing in Chelyabinsk.

Honeysuckle blue Zest
  • Enchantress - fruits are medium (0.7 g), pitcher-shaped, sourish. The yield is low, the shedding is weak.
  • Long-fruited - fruits are medium (0.8 g), cylindrical, sweet and sour. Low yield, average shedding.
  • Elizabeth- fruits are large (0.9 g), oval, sweet and sour. Productivity and shedding are average.
  • Zest - fruits are large (1 g), fusiform, sour-bitter. Low yield, average shedding.
  • Lapis lazuli - fruits are large (1 g), sweet and sour, obovate. Low yield, average shedding.
  • Lenita - fruits are large (1 g), sweet and sour, oval. Low yield, strong crumbling.
  • Sineglazka - fruits are medium (0.7 g), sweet and sour, oval. Low yield, strong crumbling.
  • Sinilga - fruits (0.9 g) are elongated-oval, sour-bitter. The yield is 1.5 kg per bush, the shedding is low.
  • Persistent - fruits are medium (0.8 g), oval, sweet and sour. Low yield, strong crumbling.
  • Cubic zirconia - fruits are medium (0.8 g), sweet and sour, elongated-oval. Low yield, strong crumbling. 
  • Chelyabinka - fruits (0.7 g) are oval, sweet and sour, slightly crumbling. Average yield (up to 1.8 kg per bush).
  • Blueberry - fruits are small (0.5 g), sweet and sour, oval. Low yield, average shedding.

Siberian varieties bred in the Scientific Research Institute of Horticulture of Siberia named. M.A.Lisavenko (in Barnaul and Tomsk region).

Honeysuckle blue Vasyugan
  • Assol - fruits are large (1.2 g), ellipsoidal, sweet and sour. The yield is 2 kg per bush, the shedding is average.
  • Velvet - fruits are large (1 g), oval, sweet and sour with bitterness. The yield is 2.3 kg per bush, the shedding is low.
  • Baikal  - fruits are large (1.2 g), ellipsoidal, sweet and sour with bitterness. Productivity up to 3 kg per bush.
  • Berel - fruits (0.8 g) are pear-shaped, sweet and sour with astringency. The yield is high, the shedding is low.
  • Vasyugan - fruits (0.8 g), pitcher-shaped, sweet and sour. The yield is high (3 kg per bush), the shedding is strong.
  • Gerda - fruits (0.7 g) barrel-shaped, sweet and sour. Low yield (1 kg per bush), average shedding.
  • Blue Spindle - fruits are large (0.9 g), elongated fusiform, sour-bitter. Productivity and shedding are average.
  • Cinderella - fruits (0.8 g) are oval, sour-sweet, aromatic. The yield is average, the shedding is low.
  • Kamchadalka - fruits (0.8 g) are elongated-oval, sour-sweet, do not crumble. Productivity up to 3 kg per bush.
  • Blue bird - fruits (0.8 g) are oval, sour-sweet, slightly bitter. Productivity and shedding are average.
  • Sirius - fruits (0.8 g) are drop-shaped, sour-bitter, do not crumble. The yield is good (3-4 kg per bush).
  • Tomichka - fruits (0.8 g) are cylindrical, sweet and sour. The yield is high (2-3 kg per bush), the shedding is strong.
  • Bakcharskaya - fruits (0.8 g) are elongated-drop-shaped, sweet and sour. Productivity and shedding are average.
  • Bakchar Giant - fruits are very large (more than 1.6 g), cylindrical, sweet and sour. Productivity and shedding are average.
  • Bakchar's pride - fruits are large (1.2 g), pod-shaped and elongated-fusiform, sweet and sour. The yield is high (4 kg per bush), the shedding is average.
  • Narymskaya - fruits are large (1.1 g), elongated-oval, sourish. Productivity (2.5 kg per bush) and shedding is average.
  • In memory of Gijuk - fruits (0.8 g), pear-shaped, sweetish-sour, do not crumble. The yield is high (3 kg per bush).
  • Parabel - fruits (0.9 g) are fusiform, sweet and sour, slightly crumbling. Productivity 1.8 kg per bush.
  • Roxanne - fruits (0.9 g) are elongated-oval, sweetish, without bitterness. Low yield and shedding.
Honeysuckle fruit shape of different varieties

Seaside varieties obtained by breeders of the Far Eastern station VIR (near Vladivostok).

  • Goryanka - fruits (0.8 g) are pitcher-shaped, sweet and sour with bitterness. The yield is average, the shedding is low.
  • Haze - fruits (0.7 g) are fusiform, sour-sweet. The yield is average, the shedding is low.
  • Zarnitsa - fruits (0.9 g) are fusiform, sweetish-sour. Productivity and shedding are average.
  • Ivushka - fruits (0.8 g) are fusiform, sweet and sour with bitterness. Average yield (up to 3 kg per bush), low shedding.
  • Drops - fruits (0.7 g) are fusiform, sweet and sour. Low yield, strong crumbling.

Ukrainian varieties obtained in the Donetsk Botanical Garden and at the Krasnokutsk Experimental Station.

  • Bogdan - fruits are large (1 g), fusiform, sweet and sour, do not crumble. The yield is 2 kg per bush, the shedding is average.
  • Donchanka - fruits (0.7 g) are ellipsoidal, sourish. Productivity (1.1 kg per bush) and shedding is average.
  • Scythian - fruits (0.8 g) are oval-ovoid, sweet and sour. Low yield (0.8 kg per bush), average shedding.
  • Stepnaya - fruits (0.9 g) are round-ovoid, sweet and sour. Productivity (2.5 kg per bush) and shedding is average.
  • Ukrainian - fruits (0.8 g) barrel-shaped, sweet and sour. Productivity (1.3 kg per bush) and shedding is average.