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Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry) vs Blackcurrant

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Ribes nigrum

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry)
Blackcurrant

Thiessen Saskatoon is a deciduous shrub that produces delicious edible fruit. It is one of the most productive saskatoon varieties. Its fruit is great in pies, preserves or eating fresh.

Thiessen Saskatoon is popular with U-Picks and home owners because of its taller tree-like shape and larger berries. But it is not the best choice for berry orchards as it is too tall for most mechanical harvesting equipment.

Blackcurrant is a medium-sized shrub producing delicious, deep purple to black sweet berries suitable for jams, jellies, syrups and cordial.

Our Blackcurrant is grown from seed from the "Ben" series of Blackcurrant cultivars, developed by the Mylnefield Research Station in Scotland with a focus on cold hardiness and heavy commercial fruit production. Our seedlings will be slightly different due to hereditary differences but will be very similar to this series.

THIESSEN SASKATOON (SERVICEBERRY) QUICK FACTS

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: produces large edible berries
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: alder-leaf shadbush, dwarf shadbush, pacific serviceberry, pigeon berry, western juneberry, western serviceberry
Other Names: european black currant


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no