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Thiessen Saskatoon vs Western Chokecherry

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Prunus virginiana var. demissa



(new stock expected: fall of 2018)

Thiessen Saskatoon
Western Chokecherry

Thiessen Saskatoon is a deciduous shrub that produces delicious edible fruit. They are one of the most productive saskatoons. Their fruit is great in pies, preserves or eating fresh.

Thiessen Saskatoon is most popular with u-pick operations for its taller tree-like shape and much larger berries. But it is not the best choice for berry orchards because it is too tall for most mechanical harvesting equipment.

Western Chokecherry is a shrub or small tree commonly used for farmstead and field windbreaks.

It produces white flowers in the spring and edible dark purple fruit that matures between September and October. Its cherries are great for making for making jams and jellies (or wine), but are not very palatable for raw eating.



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Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: produces large edible berries
Berries: edible small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: medium

Toxicity: toxic to animals with segmented stomachs (horses, cattle, deer moose, etc.)

Other Names: bitter-berry, chokecherry, common chokecherry, virginia bird berry

Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no