What is haskap?
The haskap is an emerging crop in North America.
It is an early fruit, which is harvested in early summer. (click here for tips on U-pick).
The fruits are pruinose blue to black berries about 1 cm long by 0.5 cm in diameter (which may vary depending on the cultivar, click here to learn more about the cultivars available in Quebec).
Flavor and color
The haskap has a sweet and slightly tart flavor which is a cross between blueberries, raspberries and blackcurrants. (click here to learn more about the flavor)
The fruit has very small seeds, almost imperceptible in the mouth. The juice has a very intense burgundy color.
Nutritional value and benefit
It has long been known to the ancient Japanese as the “Fruit of Longevity and Fruit of Sight”. (click here to learn more about the benefit)
With its delicious taste, its antioxidant properties, its excellent source of vitamins A and C and its richness in fiber (click here to know more about the nutritional value), the haskap will be the fruit to discover this summer and to include in a multitude of recipes. (click here to learn more about the recipes).
Insensitive to insect and disease attacks, it allows organic production or without adding chemicals.