Honeyberries: The New Fruit in Town

....Is it a blueberry? ....Is it a grape? Neither! The honeyberry (Lonicera caerulea L.), also known as "haskap" in Japan, is native to Russia and up until recently was seen primarily in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Canada. It is part of the edible honeysuckle family, which contains mostly shrubs and vines. Generally grown in temperate regions, … Continue reading Honeyberries: The New Fruit in Town

Onions

Instructions: Transplant Mid August to Mid September seeding Overwintering with low tunnel in field 4 inches between plants, 4 rows per bed Insect Pests: Thrips Diseases: Bacterial soft rot Basal plate rot Harvest: Cabernet, Bridger, Pontiac, Electric Red Late May, early June harvesting Harvest when in "bulbing phase" (tops begin to fall over) Post-Harvest: Leave … Continue reading Onions

Pac Choi

Instructions: Direct Seed Sow 15 seeds/ft., 1/4" deep in 2" wide bands in rows 18" apart Mid October Planted in heated high tunnel Germination temperature between 50 and 80 degrees F Insect Pests: Flea beetles (makes holes in leaves- use row cover to avoid) Aphids Cabbage worms Diseases: Block rot (shouldn’t be issue with resistant- … Continue reading Pac Choi

Peppers

Instructions: Best grown in deep, medium textured sandy loam or loamy, well-drained soil Rotate away from fields that have had solanaceous crops within the past 3-4 years Space transplants 12-16” apart Benefit from trellising Grow best in pH 5.8-6.6 Pests: Aphids Flea beetles Pepper maggots Thrips European corn borer Diseases: Blossom end rot Bacterial leaf … Continue reading Peppers