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Thiessen Saskatoon vs Indigo Treat Haskap

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Lonicera caerulea Indigo Treat

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

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Thiessen Saskatoon
Indigo Treat Haskap

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.

Indigo Treat has fruit similar in size and firmness to their Tundra variety, making it suitable for commercial production or your home garden.

Indigo Treat, like the Borealis Haskap, does not self-pollinate well. We recommend another variety, such as Honeybee or Berry Blue Honeyberry, be planted at a minimum 1:8 ratio with it to boost fruit production. Many experts suggest the highest Haskap yield comes from fields planted with the most varieties.

Due to stronger interest in newer cultivars, 2015 will be our last year selling Indigo Treat.

THIESSEN SASKATOON QUICK FACTS

INDIGO TREAT HASKAP QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: produces large edible berries
Berries: elongated berries are large, firm and great tasting (sweet tangy)
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: haskap sk 9-91


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