Super-hardy and delicious, this berry from Eastern Siberia is virtually unknown in the U.S. Bushes have small white flowers in very early spring followed by fruits similar in color and flavor to large blueberries. Ripens 10 to 14 days before strawberries. Plant in full sun in the north, partial shade where summers are hot. Very easy to grow, no pest or disease problems. Not self-fertile, so plant two varieties. Bears one to two years after planting. Plants are compact, about 3 to 4 feet tall.