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Northline Saskatoon Berry

Northline Saskatoon Berry

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Species: Amelanchier alnifolia

History: Northline was developed by John Wallace at Beaverlodge Nursery in Beaverlodge, Alberta during the 1950s. Selected for its large berries and good flavour, Northline was later introduced in 1960.

Why We Grow It: Northline's large, sweet purpley-blue berries are excellent enjoyed fresh! Northline grows in an upright fashion and reaches about 2.5m tall, this making for an ideal u-pick bush. The fragrant showy flowers add aesthetic charm to the bush, along with the deep green foliage which turns fiery orange in the fall. Saskatoons by nature are slow growing, and while they will bear fruit in 3-5 years, it can take up to 15 years for a full crop.

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 2

Soil Preference: Anything but clay

Growth Habits: Shrub grows about 2.5m tall, has a compact and upright growth habit

Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade (approx. 6-10 hours of sun daily)

Pollination: Self-pollinating, this variety will produce fruit without a different variety of Saskatoon berry but will produce more and better fruit if one is present

Bloom Colour: White

Ripens: June

Storage: Keeps 1-2 weeks when stored in the fridge

Recommended Use: Fresh eating, baking, cooking, preserving, juice, drying

Size: 1 year plant in 2.5" plug, about 5 cm above soil 

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