Haskap can be planted in the spring or in the fall, depending on when your site is ready. The removal and control of existing perennial and annual weeds is an important factor in site preparation, as is amending the soil to your desired levels of organic matter, fertility, and so on.
If planting in a rich soil in a sheltered location we recommend in-row plant spacing of 1.2-1.5m. Be sure to consider the specifications and configuration of your equipment when determining plant and row spacing.
Dig holes approximately 2” deeper than the plug and plant at a depth of 2.5cm above the collar of the plug. Plants can be managed and prepared for optimum condition and size prior to planting depending on the format purchased.
Trials are currently underway to test a raised bed plantation model to facilitate access to regions below the plant and aid mechanically assisted berry collection. Contact us for more information.
It is important to consider pollination when determining your plot layout, keeping in mind that you must have at least two distinct varieties with similar flowering times to allow for cross-pollination. Including our P17 pollinator in your layout ensures flowers are available during the flowering period of all varieties, regardless of spring conditions.
The actual layout of your field will depend on your own specific needs and preferences, such as your plans for harvesting. Pollinators can be planted within rows of main varieties, or in distinct rows, e.g., two rows of your commercial varieties alternating with one row of your pollinator.