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Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry) vs Northern Gooseberry

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Ribes oxyacanthoides

Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry)
Northern Gooseberry

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.

Northern Gooseberry is a small, ornamental quality native shrub with prickly stems. You can plant it anywhere you'd plant Prickly Rose or Common Wild Rose, such as your yard.

Most people find Northern Gooseberry berries a bit tart for significant fresh eating but they are good for baking, wine or jam.

THIESSEN SASKATOON (SERVICEBERRY) QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN GOOSEBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Lowest Price: $13.99
Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Berries: blue
Berries: purple or purplish black
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: low
Suckering: none





Other Names: alder-leaf shadbush, dwarf shadbush, pacific serviceberry, pigeon berry, western juneberry, western serviceberry
Other Names: canada gooseberry, canadian gooseberry