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Saskatoon berry

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.

Smokey

Produces the largest yield of the Western* cultivars with mild sweet berries on a large shrub. Upright grower that suckers profusely. Large, mild-flavoured berries. Yield registered at Lake Saint-Jean (Quebec) over 3 years (2007 to 2009) : 2,400 to 8,800 kg/ha.

*In the Canadian prairies

 


Product description

Compatible variety :

Harvest type : Mechanical harvesting, self-picking

Harvest size : 2 400 to 8 800 kg/ha

Height : 4.5 metres

Width : 3 metres

Shrub type : spread

Description of the fruit : purple blue

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Flowering period : May

Harvest time : July

Use of the fruit : Transformation, commercial production, self-picking

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