Maddhatters promoting local products from Broken Tine Orchard

Maddhatters visits Broken Tine Orchard to promote local Haskap products available now.

Visit Maddhatters to enjoy wonderful local food and drinks, supporting your local producers.

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Dr Oz Show Presenting Haskap with Bryce Wylde

Check out this episode of Dr Oz show featuring Bryce Wylde, an Alternative Health Expert describing the many benefits of this amazing fruit!

Global News: Haskap Juice Taste Test

We would like to share a great video of a Global News interview with Liam Tayler from LaHave Natural Farms.  We enjoy seeing this same surprise and excitement when people learn the wonderful taste of the Haskap berry.



‘Aurora’ & ‘Borealis’ Haskap

We urge all berry enthusiasts to learn more about the great work of Dr. Bob Bors and the University of Saskatchewan Fruit Program.  The future of this wonderful new fruit in Canada is a result of the years of work in this program breeding the many varieties of "Lonicera caerulea".

Here is a recent article on the new cultivar named 'Aurora'.

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‘Aurora’ & ‘Borealis’ Haskap  (Download Full Article


Haskap Study in Canadian Journal of Plant Science

"Haskap (Lonicera caerulea): A new berry crop with high antioxidant capacity" (Download PDF)

Canadian Journal of Plant Science, Volume 92, Number 7, November 2012,


Plant Science JournalRupasinghe, H. P. V., Yu, L. J., Bhullar, K. S. and Bors, B. 2012. Short Communication: Haskap (Lonicera caerulea): A new berry crop with high antioxidant capacity. Can. J. Plant Sci. 92: 1311–1317. This study evaluated the antioxidant capacity and total phenolic content as well as total flavonoid content of three haskap (Lonicera caerulea) cultivars, Borealis, Indigo Gem and Tundra, grown in Saskatchewan in comparison with six

other commercial fruits using ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assay, oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) assay, the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging assay, the aluminum chloride colorimetric method and the Folin-Ciocalteu method, respectively. The results indicate that haskap berries, especially cv. Borealis possessed the highest antioxidant capacities and total phenolic contents, specifically total flavonoid among tested fruits, and could be used as a promising fruit source of natural antioxidants. The nutritional values of the fruits were also

assessed using proximate analysis. Strawberry possessed the highest amount of most minerals and nutrients, whereas the nutritional values for the three haskap cultivars were average.