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 bear by.
Small, very abundant shrub that produces large, sweet berries. Highly decorative. The berries must be picked immediately upon ripening or they will fall to the ground.
Yield registered at Lake Saint-Jean (Quebec) over 3 years : 1 600 to 7 600 kg/ha.
2½", 1 gallon, 2 gallons
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Harvest type : Mechanical harvesting, self-picking
Harvest size : 1 600 to 7 600 kg/ha
Hauteur : 1.5 metres
Largeur : 1 metre
Bush type : decorative harbor
Description of the fruit : purple blue fruit
Fruit Flavor : very 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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