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Thiessen Saskatoon vs Golden Currant

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Ribes aureum

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Thiessen Saskatoon
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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.

Golden Currant produces berries for in jams, jellies, sauces and even pemmican. The currant bush is very dense, allowing for use as a hedge, windbreak, or wildlife habitat.

THIESSEN SASKATOON QUICK FACTS

GOLDEN CURRANT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 4a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish purple
Berries: produces large edible berries
Berries: glossy black berries used to make jams, jellies and pies
Flowers: clusters of long tubular yellow flowers
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: low





Other Names: buffalo currant, clove currant, fragrant golden currant, golden flowering currant, spicebush


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