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-size, abundant shrub, recommended for processing or fresh consumption. Upright grower, suckers profusely. Heavy yield. Produces fruit at a younger age than other cultivars. Large, delicious berries. Yield registered at Lake Saint-Jean (Quebec) over 3 years (2007 to 2009) : 4,400 to 10 800 kg/ha.
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Harvest type : Mechanical harvesting, self-picking
Harvest size : 4 400 to 10 800 kg/ha
Height : 4 metres
Width : 1.5 metres
Shrub type : Straight shrub, spread
Description of the fruit : purple blue
Fruit flavour : Sweet fruit
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Flowering period : may
Harvest time : july
Use of the fruit : Transformation, commercial production, self-picking
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