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Thiessen Saskatoon vs Aurora Haskap

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Lonicera caerulea Aurora

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

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(new stock expected: fall of 2018)

Thiessen Saskatoon
Aurora Haskap

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.

This new University of Saskatchewan release is a great tasting berry bush. The bushes fruit in late June and the berry taste has been compared to raspberry and blueberry. The fruit can be used for eating fresh, baking, jams and jellies, freezing. The fruit is high in vitamins, fibre, and anti-oxidants.

Aurora is a pollinator variety that causes other varieties to have a higher yield when planted together. Borealis and Aurora have similar taste but differ in the size and shape of the fruit. Aurora is a great companion variety for the Borealis.

THIESSEN SASKATOON QUICK FACTS

AURORA HASKAP QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: produces large edible berries
Berries: berries are large; berries are similar to blueberries but larger and have a taste between raspberry and blueberry; ready for harvest at the end of June
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: blue honeysuckle, haskap, honeyberry


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Ships to USA: yes
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