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Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry) vs Common Blueberry

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Vaccinium myrtilloides

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Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry)
Common Blueberry

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.

Common Blueberry isn't as large, pretty, or high yielding as the other varieties we carry. But Common Blueberry is our only blueberry that will survive in plant hardiness zones 1A to 2B. So if you happen to live in one of these zones, this is the variety for you.

Plus, these August maturing berries are wonderfully flavorful and contain more antioxidants by volume than the highbush varieties. They'll give your baked goods a wonderful pop of flavor.

Note: Blueberries require very specific soil conditions. They need well-drained soil with a pH between 4.5 and 5.0. If the starting pH of your soil is between 5.1 and 6.2 you can lower it by adding sulfur. We recommend against planting blueberries in soil with a starting pH greater than 6.2. Please do your own research before buying any blueberry plants.

THIESSEN SASKATOON (SERVICEBERRY) QUICK FACTS

COMMON BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow, orange, and red
Berries: produces large edible berries
Berries: small clusters of blue berries
Fruit size: small
Firmness: medium
Flavor: somewhat tart
Harvest: late summer
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: low





Other Names: alder-leaf shadbush, dwarf shadbush, pacific serviceberry, pigeon berry, western juneberry, western serviceberry
Other Names: canadian blueberry, sourtop blueberry, velvetleaf blueberry, velvetleaf huckleberry


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