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Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry) vs Blue Crop Blueberry

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Vaccinium x Blue Crop

SAVE UP TO 46%

SAVE UP TO 47%

Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry)
Blue Crop 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.

Blue Crop Blueberry is a high yielding, commercial highbush blueberry variety that is widely planted. If you're lucky enough to live in a suitable climate zone, Blue Crop Blueberry is a great choice. Its very large berries taste amazing. They are very firm and store well.

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

You must prune Blue Crop Blueberry to maintain its health and productivity.

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 sulfur. 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

BLUE CROP BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 4a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 2.1 m (7 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: big clusters of large, light blue berries
Fruit size: very large
Firmness: very firm
Flavor: slightly tart, excellent
Harvest: mid summer
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
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