Kamchatka honeysuckle (wild)

Kamchatka honeysuckle is a fruit shrub that has oblong leaves and produces juicy blue-black berries. Kamchatka honeysuckle grows in Kamchatka, Sakhalin, the Kuril Islands and the Okhotsk coast. Most often it can be found in areas of mixed forests and grasslands. 


In May, the honeysuckle bush is covered with pale yellow flowers, and in June-July, the fruits ripen on it. 


The fruits of Kamchatka honeysuckle have an ellipsoid or cylindrical shape, they are very large, but they taste bitter. The northern peoples of Russia use them both for food and for medicinal purposes. Otherwise, jam or jam is made from such fruits.