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Where can I find wild Saskatoon berries?

Where can I find wild Saskatoon berries?

Saskatoons are native to North America, growing wild from Alaska to Maine. In the northern lower peninsula of Michigan there are currently over 20 commercial growers that have 50 to 10,000 plants each. We are currently working on a survey of operations in several other states and the Canadian provinces.

What is the difference between blueberries and Saskatoon berries?

Here, they are side by side: The saskatoon (on the left, in case you wondering) is shinier, darker and tends to be smaller than its rival. Mind you, that’s a wild saskatoon versus a domesticated blueberry.

Are Saskatoon berries actually berries?

Saskatoon berries are not related to blueberries, which they resemble. And, though thought of as a berry, a Saskatoon Berry is actually a “pome” and closer to an apple in structure. The berries grow in clusters. As they ripen, the berries go from light red to pink to red then very dark purple.

Where do Saskatoon berries grow best?

While adapted to a wide range of soil types, saskatoons do better in deep, well drained, light to medium loam soil with high organic matter levels. Plant in full sun with protection from the wind, spacing them one to 1.3 metres apart.

Are Saskatoon berries poisonous to dogs?

After doing the research, I wouldn’t let my dogs eat Saskatoons or chew on the bush. According to the Government of Canada “The shrub has an hydrogen cyanide (HCN) potential high enough to kill cattle and mule deer.

Do Saskatoon berries spread?

Saskatoon berries ripen fairly evenly, and most of the crop can be picked at one time. Smoky: Large, round, fleshy, sweet, mild-flavoured fruit. Shrub is upright and spreading, very productive and suckers freely.

What’s the difference between a huckleberry and a Saskatoon Berry?

To simplify it botanically, saskatoons are a member of the Rose family (Rosaceae), while huckleberries are members of the heather family (Ericaceae).

Are Saskatoon berries self pollinating?

Saskatoons are self-fertile and do not require cross-pollination from a different cultivar for fruit production. The berries ripen six to eight weeks after flowering, in late July.

What is the difference between a huckleberry and a Saskatoon berry?

Are these just the Canadian and American names for the same fruit or are they actually different? Nope. Saskatoon is of the Rosaceae family: amelanchier alnifolia. Huckleberries are Ericaceae, either gaylussacia or vaccinium.

What kind of flavor does a saskatoon berry have?

The Saskatoon Berry has a blackish-blue, purple hue and appears similar to a blueberry. However, the similarities stop there. Saskatoon’s have a mildly sweet, full and wild flavor, with tiny seeds that add nutty almond tones (reminiscent of marzipan!).

Is the saskatoon berry a healthy Super Food?

With high amounts of antioxidants and nutrients, as well as protein and fiber, the Saskatoon Berry is a healthy and delicious super food. Our Fresh Frozen Saskatoon Berries are carefully hand foraged from the wild, then same day flash frozen.

Where are the best places to grow saskatoon berries?

Most of the Midwest, Pacific Northwest, and East Coast are good saskatoon berry growing zones. The hotter states to the south and west are not. Aside from being a food source, they’re also quite beautiful with their big white blooms in the spring, as well as their red and gold foliage in the fall.

Where to buy frozen saskatoon berries in Okemos?

Where to buy frozen saskatoon berries? Earth Delights in Okemos, MI (855.328.8732) Northwest Wild Foods in Burlington, WA (866.945.3232) Both of these companies sell them and ship using dry ice. Last we checked, the former charges $28.50 for a 3 quart tub, while the latter has 3 lb bags for $40.