History: Little is known about the origins of Honey Gin aside from the fact it originated in Russia.
Why We Grow It: This variety boasts a unique sweet flavour with hints of smoked plum. Honey Gin's berries are 2cm long and deep blue and juicy. They can be used in a wide variety of ways such as fresh eating or cooking but are generally noted for their excellence in wine, gin, and vodka production.
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 2
Soil Preference: Prefers average conditions and well-drained soil
Growth Habits: Shrub grows up to 1.5m tall, upright and dense growth pattern
Sun/Shade: Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)
Pollination:Requires a pollinator of a different variety such as Aurora
Flowering Time: Middle
Bloom Colour: Greenish-white
Ripens: Late June to Mid July
Storage: Keeps about a week when stored in the fridge
Recommended Use: Fresh eating, juice, cooking, drying, jelly, wine, etc.