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Edible * Deer Resistant * Native * Rare * Plants
Sweetberry honeysuckles look like an oversized, elongated blueberry. They are not only easier to grow than blueberries, but they also contain far higher levels of antioxidants and three times the amount of vitamin C. They are one of the hardiest edible plants on earth, tolerating temperatures as cold as -50°F (-45.6°C). . Sweetberry honeysuckles can be eaten fresh right from the bush, cooked into jam, pressed for juice, or made into sauce or pie filling. The fruits can also be dried or frozen to enjoy a taste of summer on a cold winter’s night.
Exposure: Full sun (6+ hours)
Height: 5-6’ (1.5-1.8 m) tall
Everyone describes their flavor differently. Many compare their taste to a cross between a blueberry and raspberry or blackberry. Their texture is similar to a blueberry, however, and the skin is very thin, soft, and melts in your mouth. They are sweet enough to eat straight from the plant.
5064 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg, PA
Curbside Pickup Fri & Sat
10 am - 1 pm
*Pick up by appointment
Seth H. Richards
Locally owned and Family Operated Since 1932.
Dr. John Richards established Richards Tree Farm in Middle Smithfield, PA as an evergreen farm. Building on those roots, his Great Grandson, Seth Hastings Richards, has grown the farm into a full service Garden Center and Landscape installation business for the past 25 years. The farm specializes in Organic Gardening, Edible, Native, and Unique plants.