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THE HONEY-BERRY A Subzero Hero

LIVING IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA has afforded our family an idyllic Mother Earth News lifestyle for over 40 years — with one exception. Our long, harsh, ultracold winters have made growing fruit downright difficult. Although berry pickers from around the state rave about wild blueberry crops, climate fluctuations and prolonged drought conditions have sometimes made Minnesota’s wild fruit crops nonexistent. After conducting several expensive blueberry trials with disappointing results, I visited with a local organic gardener who asked me if I’d ever heard of haskap berries. Has … what?

According to this gardener, haskaps are easier to grow and have dependably

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