We are the proud grower and supplier of the new introduced Amelanchier alnifolia 'Saskatoon Berry'!
Saskatoon berries (Amelanchier alnifolia) look much like blueberries, though they are more closely related to the apple family. Many would describe the taste of Saskatoon Berry as having a sweet, nutty almond flavour.
They are also high in Fiber, Protein and Antioxidants. Berries ripen in late June or early July. They are also available throughout the year when frozen. They grow in many conditions, from sea level to mountain peaks, and are less picky about soils conditions than blueberries.
Like their apple cousins, Saskatoons continue to ripen after they are picked. Fully mature berries are sweeter and have a fuller fruit flavour, but are softer and more easily damaged.
Saskatoon bushes are a deciduous shrub or small tree that can reach 2-3 meters in height. The mature bushes sport white flowers each spring. Saskatoons are native to North America, growing wild from Alaska to Maine.
The fruits of the Saskatoon Berry have been used for natural healing for thousands of years.
- Rich in vitamins, antioxidants and anthocyanin
- Use: Muffins and cake, juice, jelly and jam
- Begins to bear fruit after one year
- Second flowering and picking possible if pruned back