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Honeyberries

Honeyberries are quickly moving up the berry food chain as the up-and-coming super fruit! Not only are they great for baking, jam-making, and snack-taking, the numerous health benefits of honeyberries make them a nutritional powerhouse.

Honeyberries are packed with antioxidants, and outpace blueberries, mulberries, and blackberries with the highest level of anthocyanins which are linked to eye health, anti-inflammatory properties, cardiovascular benefits, and fight against colon cancer.  Besides antioxidants, honeyberries are a significant source of calcium, phosphorous, potassium, and iron, and have twice the Vitamin A, and four times Vitamin C than blueberries! 

Honeyberries are sour-sweet to the tastebuds, often compared in flavor to an underripe blueberry, raspberry or blackberry.  Since the tender skins of honeyberries "disintegrate" when eaten, they make a great addition to yogurt, ice cream, and smoothies, and are also excellent for making jams, jellies, and fruit wine.  Visit our fruit recipe box for more ideas!

Come to Lyman Orchards for some fun and pick your own honeyberries today!  Please be sure to call our Pick-Your-Own Hotline at 860-349-6015 for the latest picking conditions and updates, or check out Pick-Your-Own daily updates

 

 

Season

Early June - Late June

Choosing

Choose firm berries when picking. Avoid squeezing the ripe fruit, as it may be soft and even juicy at harvest time.

Ripening

Honeyberries turn blue when they ripen but it can take a few days (or up to two weeks in some cases) before they are sweet enough to eat.

Storing

Fresh-picked honeyberries may be stored up to one week in your refrigerator if stored in a covered container. Do not wash berries until you are ready to use them.

Freezing

Frozen honeyberries will retain their flavor for up to two years. For best results, we recommending keeping berries as dry as possible before freezing. Do not add sugar before freezing berries. To freeze berries individually, lay them out on a flat tray, freeze, then put them in labeled and dated freezer bags to enjoy all year long.

Tips

For best results, when baking with frozen honeyberries, lightly dust unthawed honeyberries with flour before stirring into batter.

Recipes & Blogs

Honeyberry & Goat Cheese Tart with Fresh Sage

Print Recipe Ingredients:  1 block Lyman Orchards pie dough  8 oz goat cheese  1 pint honeyberries  1 tsp salt  ½ tsp granulated garlic  1 tbsp minced fresh sage  4 oz cream cheese  1 egg   Directions:  Soften the cream cheese and goat cheese on the counter for 30 minutes.  Combine the cheeses, salt, garlic, and minced […]

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