Amelanchier produces delicious berries known as Saskatoon berries. This variety is well adapted to our harsh climate. Drought tolerant, grows well in heavy soil. The berries, ranging in colour from violet-blue to purple, are high in pectin and ideal for jam and jelly making. This shrub prefers full sun and is a good bird landscaping choice. The Amelanchier settles in better when another variety is planted near by.
Medium-sized shrub produces large berries in late season. Recommended for processing or fresh consumption. Produces few suckers. Compared with Smoky, late flowering and ripening. Large clusters of up to 15 berries. Yield registered at Lake Saint-Jean (Quebec) over 3 years (2007 to 2009) : 3 200 to 11 200 kg/ha.
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Harvest type : Mechanical harvesting, self-picking
Harvest size : 3 200 to 11 200 kg/ha
Height : 4 metres
Width : 2.5 metres
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Description of the fruit : Large purple blue fruit, bunch of 15 berries
Fruit flavour : sweet berrie
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Flowering period : may
Harvest time : july
Use of the fruit : Transformation, commercial production, self-picking
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