Edible blue honeysuckles, Lonicera caerulea, are plants that likely originated in eastern Siberia and are now circumpolar in distribution. It is a truly northern fruit whose berries develop earlier than any other fruit, and whose flowers can withstand -7C/19F temperatures and still produce fruit! Developed into superior selections since approximately 2000 at the University of Saskatchewan, many people liken its taste to a cross between blueberries and red raspberries. Unlike most other fruits it is one of the few berries whose anti-oxidants have been analyzed in vivo; it is known how compounds like haskap’s distinctive anthocyanins actually benefit the human body. And it is these that give this fruit’s meat its distinctive, deep, and rich purplish colour.