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Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry) vs Elliott Blueberry

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Vaccinium corymbosum Elliott

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Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry)
Elliott 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.

Elliott Blueberry is a very high yielding, commercial highbush blueberry variety. If you're lucky enough to live in a suitable climate zone, Elliott Blueberry will serve you well. Its medium-size berries mature late in the summer and have a mild flavor. The berries are firm and store well.

While this variety is self-pollinating, we recommend pairing Elliott Blueberry with Blue Crop Blueberry to increase the berry production of both varieties.

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 sulphur. 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

ELLIOTT BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 4a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 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
Fall colour: orange-red
Berries: produces large edible berries
Berries: large clusters of blue berries
Fruit size: medium
Firmness: firm
Flavor: sweet/tart depending on maturity
Harvest: late summer to early fall
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


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