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Thiessen Saskatoon vs Canadian Buffalo Berry

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Shepherdia canadensis

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Canadian Buffalo Berry

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. But it is not the best choice for berry farming because it is too tall for most mechanical harvesting equipment.

Canadian Buffalo Berry is a native deciduous shrub found throughout North America.

This hardy, medium-sized shrub will tolerate poor soil conditions and produces attractive, edible - though very bitter - red fruit.

Interest in this plant as a health food has spiked recently due to the saponins found in the berries, which some claim reduce cholesterol. The British Columbian First Nations also traditionally used it to make "Indian Ice Cream", a whipped berry dessert.

THIESSEN SASKATOON QUICK FACTS

CANADIAN BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: produces large edible berries
Berries: red bitter berries (edible)
Flowers: tiny red flower clusters in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: medium







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Ships To Canada: yes
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