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Common Blueberry vs Martin Saskatoon (Serviceberry)

Vaccinium myrtilloides

Amelanchier alnifolia Martin

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Common Blueberry
Martin Saskatoon (Serviceberry)

Common Blueberry isn't as large, pretty, or high yielding as the other varieties we carry. But Common Blueberry is our only blueberry that will survive in plant hardiness zones 1A to 2B. So if you happen to live in one of these zones, this is the variety for you.

Plus, these August maturing berries are wonderfully flavorful and contain more antioxidants by volume than the highbush varieties. They'll give your baked goods a wonderful pop of flavor.

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.

Martin Saskatoon is a prairie hardy shrub. The berries have a large size and a delicious taste. This species has consistent yield, making it great for both orchards and small gardens. The berries ripen uniformly, making them convenient for machine harvesting.

COMMON BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

MARTIN SASKATOON (SERVICEBERRY) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow, orange, and red
Berries: small clusters of blue berries
Berries: produces large edible berries
Fruit size: small
Firmness: medium
Flavor: somewhat tart
Harvest: late summer
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: low





Other Names: canadian blueberry, sourtop blueberry, velvetleaf blueberry, velvetleaf huckleberry
Other Names: alder-leaf shadbush, dwarf shadbush, pacific serviceberry, pigeon berry, western juneberry, western serviceberry


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