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Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry) vs Aurora Haskap

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Lonicera caerulea Aurora

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Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry)
Aurora Haskap

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.

Aurora Haskap produces great tasting berries. Their taste is a cross between raspberry and blueberry. The berries can be used for eating fresh, baking, jams and jellies, freezing. The haskap berries are high in vitamins, fibre, and anti-oxidants.

Aurora is a pollinator variety that causes other varieties to have a higher yield when planted together. Borealis and Aurora have similar taste but differ in the size and shape of the fruit. Aurora is a great companion variety for the Borealis.

THIESSEN SASKATOON (SERVICEBERRY) QUICK FACTS

AURORA 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: berries are large; berries are similar to blueberries but larger and have a taste between raspberry and blueberry; ready for harvest at the end of June
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
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: blue honeysuckle, haskap, honeyberry


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