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Thiessen Saskatoon vs Bog Cranberry

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Vaccinium vitis-idaea

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Thiessen Saskatoon
Bog Cranberry

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.

Bog Cranberry is a native, ground cover species.

These plants generally produce one crop per year in summer. The plants have single blooms. Leaves are bright green, oval and alternate. New growth can be covered with fine hairs. Plants may spread 3 feet in width forming a dense mat which makes it attractive as an ornamental ground cover.

Wild crops of Bog Cranberry are harvested each year in Newfoundland (more than 200,000 lbs/yr). Harvest of wild fruit can no longer keep up with demand there. In Europe, 80 million pounds per year of this crop is grown or harvested from the wild.

Bog Cranberry flowers are similar in shape to those of blueberry and may be white or pink in color. These berries are considered to be highly flavored but not as tart as cranberries.

THIESSEN SASKATOON QUICK FACTS

BOG CRANBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 0.2 m (0.7 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: produces large edible berries
Berries: tart, edible red berries
Flowers: white or pink flowers
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: low





Other Names: cowberry, dry ground cranberry, fox berry, foxberry, lingonberry, northern mountain cranberry, partridgeberry, rock cranberry, wolf berry, wolf-berry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes