What am I?
I have a mystery flavor - sometimes I can taste like a blackberry, cherry, or even a grape. I am a fruit of the honeysuckle plant, which is where I get my name.
I look like a long blueberry, and can grow an inch or more.
Where I grow
I grow on a bush on the ground. My bush grows up to 8 feet tall and can live for 50 years or more.
I like cold temperatures. I grow in regions where the winter temperature is very cold. I can withstand temperatures down to 55 degrees BELOW zero (-55 degrees F). I’m native to Russia and am also grown in Japan and North America.
After I'm picked
I’m the first fruit of spring, blooming even before strawberries.
When I’m ripe, farmers will shake my bush and any ripe fruit falls off.
Then I can be enjoyed fresh or made into jam!
Did you guess... Honey Berry
Español: baya de miel
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