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Russian honeyberries find a place in Wrenshall


July 19, 2019

Mike Creger

It was obvious earlier this month that Izzy Creger of Duluth had been in the honeyberry patch at Farm LoLa in Wrenshall.

A cold winter rolling into spring is not typically an ideal growing season for berries, but local farmer Jason Amundson saw potential in the cold Minnesotan weather. Happily, Minnesota has the same growing climate as Siberia.

Farm LoLa in Wrenshall is welcoming new produce to its soil. Siberian honeyberries are similar to blueberries: They have the same faded blue color but are shaped like deflated footballs. Jason describes them as "a blueberry mixed with a Sweetarts (candy)."

These oddly shaped berries are traditionally used to make vodka in Siberia. Here, one can find honeyberry jam, fro...

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