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Saskatoon could be a big shrub or a little tree. Rhizomes of saskatoon can give numerous suckers. Recemes with 5-12 flowers develops on short leafy stems, sometimes at the and of last year's stems. Amelanchier is very atractive while it blooms.
Pome like fruits, ball shaped, with persistant calix, red at the beginning, later changes into black. Usually with pruinose coating. Cultivars from our offer are sweet and juicy.
Very tolerant to the soil conditions. Can grow on stony, dry soil.

Amelanchier alnifolia Honeywood
  • Originated in Canada, introduced to cultivation in 1973.
  • When young develops straight habit with elevated sprouts which become arched and drooping with age; grows up to 5 m high and 4 m wide, its crown expands slowly as in the 'Pembina' variety; long-lived, lives to be 50.
  • Blooms slightly later (4-8 days) than other cultivars of Amelanchier alnifolia, thanks to which its flowers are less susceptible to ground frost in late spring.
  • Bears big round fruits (16 mm wide on average) which become blue black and delicately covered with a waxy bloom, gathered in clusters of 9-15; its berries are tasty with a trace of tart aftertaste, fleshy and juicy, and contain considerably big seeds; recommended for jams and jellies, good for fruit cakes, can also be enjoyed raw.
  • High-yielding, its fruits ripen a bit later than in other varieties; shows a tendency to alternate bearing (usually gives a better crop every second year) like 'Northline'. Extremely high-yielding, particularly when young.
  • Not especially demanding, but grows better in sunny positions and in damp soils.
  • Attractive to bees, butterflies and birds.
  • Frost hardiness - USDA zone 3.
  • This is to inform you that acting under restrictive phitosanitary regulations on the spread of quarantine organisms (quarantine risk materials), we do not sell plants of these species to the following countries: Austria, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
available: in plugtrays M-60 from IX 2017

Amelanchier alnifolia Krasnojarskaja (Красноярская)
  • Grows into a bush or a small tree 4-5 m high.
  • In autumn its leaves turn red.
  • Bears average size pear-shaped fruits which are navy blue in hue and covered with a light waxy bloom, sweet and nice with a delicate tart aftertaste.
  • Late variety, gives crops higher than average.
  • Not demanding but prefers damp soils and sunny, half-shaded positions.
  • Attractive to insects and birds.
  • Suitable for zone 4-5 USDA.
  • This is to inform you that acting under restrictive phitosanitary regulations on the spread of quarantine organisms (quarantine risk materials), we do not sell plants of these species to the following countries: Austria, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
available: in plugtrays M-60 from IX 2017

Amelanchier alnifolia Mandam (Мандам)
  • Russian cultivar.
  • Grows up to 2.5-3.0 m high.
  • Develops slightly curved stems which form a nicely open crown.
  • Yields berry-like pomes which are ball-shaped and slightly flattened on tops, juicy and delicate in flavour, gathered from 7 to 11 in loose clusters.
  • Gives abundant crop moderately late.
  • Attractive to insects and birds.
  • Promising cultivar, currently under research and observation.
  • This is to inform you that acting under restrictive phitosanitary regulations on the spread of quarantine organisms (quarantine risk materials), we do not sell plants of these species to the following countries: Austria, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
available: in plugtrays M-60 from IX 2017

Amelanchier alnifolia Martin
  • Early variety, selected in Canada from ‘Thiessen’ due to a greater size of its fruits.
  • Grows into a bush 3 m high and 2 m wide, develops round habit.
  • Bears fruits which boast excellent taste and ripen early; its berries are about 1.43 cm wide on average and when ripe become purple black, and are covered with a waxy bloom which makes them look dark blue.
  • Gives moderately abundant crop at the beginning of summer.
  • Can be planted in all positions, but prefers sunny or half-shaded places.
  • Attractive to bees, butterflies and birds.
  • Suitable for zone 3 USDA.
  • This is to inform you that acting under restrictive phitosanitary regulations on the spread of quarantine organisms (quarantine risk materials), we do not sell plants of these species to the following countries: Austria, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
available: in plugtrays M-60 from IX 2017

Amelanchier alnifolia Northline
  • Early Canadian variety.
  • Grows moderately into a bush 4 m high and 6 m wide, develops elevated sprouts and ball-shaped habit, its root suckers grow quite abundantly near the corona and help the bush get wider.
  • Develops green leaves which turn yellow, orange and red in autumn.
  • Displays white flowers and blooms abundantly.
  • Bears big elongated pear-shaped fruits which grow up to 16 mm wide, become tasty, sweet and firm when ripe, display purple black colour and are covered with a waxy bloom – due to which seem to be blue-black – and are gathered in clusters of 7-13; its berries are similar in quality to the ‘Pembina’ berries, but they grow slightly bigger and are resistant to cracking, ripen relatively at the same time in June and are excellent for jams, jellies and fruit cakes, can also be enjoyed raw.
  • Extremely yielding as the ‘Smokey’ variety, shows a tendency to alternate bearing (gives a better crop every second year) like ‘Honeywood’.
  • Soil tolerant and not especially demanding, but grows better in sunny or half-shaded positions.
  • Attractive to bees, butterflies and birds.
  • Suitable for zone 3 USDA.
  • This is to inform you that acting under restrictive phitosanitary regulations on the spread of quarantine organisms (quarantine risk materials), we do not sell plants of these species to the following countries: Austria, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

Amelanchier alnifolia Sleyt
  • Grows slowly up to 2-2.5 m high, develops erect habit.
  • Its leaves turn red in autumn.
  • Bears sweet slightly elongated big fruits, 10-12 mm wide, blue-black in colour and covered with a waxy bloom.
  • Early variety; its ripening time falls in June.
  • Attractive to insects and birds.
  • Suitable for zone 4-5 USDA.
  • This is to inform you that acting under restrictive phitosanitary regulations on the spread of quarantine organisms (quarantine risk materials), we do not sell plants of these species to the following countries: Austria, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
available: in plugtrays M-60 from IX 2017

Amelanchier alnifolia Smokey
  • Originated in Canada, one of the most popular varieties of Amelanchier alnifolia with edible fruits; introduced to cultivation in 1952.
  • Grows into a bush up to 4.5 m high and 6 m wide; develops numerous root suckers which help the bush grow wide.
  • When young develops erect sprouts which become arched with age.
  • Blooms moderately late and that is why it is relatively resistant to ground frost in spring.
  • Gives juicy and the sweetest fruits of all Amelanchier varieties, they boast mild taste but contain relatively big and numerous seeds; its fruits are round and grow up to 1.3 cm wide, purple-black in colour and covered with a waxy bloom which makes them look blue-black, they grow gathered in clusters of 7-11; recommended for jams and jellies, can also be enjoyed raw.
  • Its fruits do not ripen at the same time, but a mature bush can give a crop of even up to 7.5 kg; shows a tendency to alternate bearing (gives a more abundant crop every second year) like 'Honeywood' and 'Northline'.
  • Prefers sunny and half-shaded positions.
  • Attractive to insects and birds.
  • Suitable for zone 3 USDA.
  • This is to inform you that acting under restrictive phitosanitary regulations on the spread of quarantine organisms (quarantine risk materials), we do not sell plants of these species to the following countries: Austria, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
available: in plugtrays M-60 from IX 2017

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen
  • Originated in Canada, introduced to cultivation in 1976.
  • Grows vigorously into a bush 5 m high; when young develops elevated and compact habit, older bushes show a tendency to stretch to their sides (up to 6 m wide).
  • Develops root suckers moderately or intensively; long-lived, lives even to be 70.
  • Its foliage turns yellow in autumn.
  • Bears big, even 17 mm wide, almost ball-shaped fruits gathered in clusters of 6-12 which ripen early, but not all at the same time; they become blue-black in colour and are covered with a slight waxy bloom; juicy with a sweet taste, can be enjoyed raw, recommended for jams and jellies, and for fruit cakes, can also be cooked.
  • High yielding, its flowers develop and its fruits ripen earlier than in other varieties.
  • Preferred by home growers.
  • Attractive to insects and birds.
  • Suitable for zone 3 USDA.
  • This is to inform you that acting under restrictive phitosanitary regulations on the spread of quarantine organisms (quarantine risk materials), we do not sell plants of these species to the following countries: Austria, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
available: in plugtrays M-60 from IX 2017

Amelanchier canadensis Prince William
  • Shrub 2.5 m high.
  • Orange-red leaves in fall.
  • Fruits are 1.3 cm across.
  • Suitable for zone 3b USDA.
  • This is to inform you that acting under restrictive phitosanitary regulations on the spread of quarantine organisms (quarantine risk materials), we do not sell plants of these species to the following countries: Austria, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

Updated on: 2017-09-18

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