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Thiessen Saskatoon vs Souris Raspberry (an improved Boyne)

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Rubus Souris

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Thiessen Saskatoon
Souris Raspberry (an improved Boyne)

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.

Souris is an improved version of Boyne, the classic prairie raspberry. It is planted all across Canada and is extremely robust. Where other raspberry cultivars rely on unique selling points and specializations, Souris is just generally a great raspberry.

Souris is cold hardy and resistant to disease and spider mites. Its berries are deliciously sweet and tart while colourful, great for U-pick operations, fresh eating, or using in products such as jams and pies. They can be a bit softer than other raspberry varieties.

Souris canes are 3-5 feet tall, sturdy, and floricane. This means that raspberries will not grow on canes the year they first grow. The mature canes they do grow on, however, produce more berries than primocane varieties.

THIESSEN SASKATOON QUICK FACTS

SOURIS RASPBERRY (AN IMPROVED BOYNE) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Berries: produces large edible berries
Berries: flavourful red raspberries
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: high
Suckering: low
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: medium







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