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Thiessen Saskatoon vs Manchurian Apricot

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Prunus armeniaca var. mandshurica

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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.

Manchurian Apricot is a winter-hardy relative of the native plum. This tree can stand some drought, but will not handle standing water or saturated moist soils. It can be used in shelterbelts, hedges, or as an ornamental. Manchurian Apricot will also attract songbirds, rabbits, and other rodents if left uncontrolled.

This tree will produce fruit once it reaches maturity at between two and five years old.

THIESSEN SASKATOON QUICK FACTS

MANCHURIAN APRICOT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 5 m (18 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: orange to yellow
Berries: produces large edible berries
Flowers: early bloom ranging from white to light pink
Bark: reddish to cinnamon brown
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: scout apricot


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