Tissue Culture Saskatoon Berries
Agriforest’s tissue culture-derived cold hardy small fruit tree plants of dwarf sour cherries are selected and bred by the University of Saskatchewan, Agriculture Canada Research Centers and private breeders. Like all our tissue culture plants, our dwarf sour cherries are:
- True to the variety
- Exhibit a denser branching habit and floral production resulting in a larger fruit crop
- Characterised by even ripening for easier mechanical harvesting and pick-your-own operations
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Varieties of Saskatoon Berries
Amelanchier alnifolia BLUFF
A moderately suckering variety that reaches 10′ in height at maturity. Produces 13mm even ripening berries that have a well-balanced, tangy taste. Fruit holds flavour better than other cultivars. Zone 3.
Amelanchier alnifolia FORESTBURG
A heavy producer of large fruits. Produces 16mm, sweet, juicy berries that ripen later than Smoky. Reaches 8′ at maturity. Zone 3.
Amelanchier alnifolia HONEYWOOD®
A low suckering, early bearing variety. Reaches 8-10′ in height at maturity and produces a fullflavoured, tart 15mm fruit. Zone 3.
Amelanchier alnifolia LEE #3®
An upright, slow spreading, 10′ bush. Produces few-seeded, intense flavoured, 14mm berries. Zone 3.
Amelanchier alnifolia LEE #8®
A vigorous, productive variety that reaches 6-8′ at maturity. Produces large, firm 16mm fruit with exceptional taste. Zone 3.
Amelanchier alnifolia MARTIN
An early blooming variety that reaches 10′. A large-fruited selection, with excellent flavour and uniform ripening. Zone 3.
Amelanchier alnifolia NELSON
A moderate suckering, late blooming variety. Has a compact size, reaching 5′ in height. 13mm berries have few seeds and good tangy flavour. Zone 3.
Amelanchier alnifolia NORTHLINE
A free suckering, early bearing variety that reaches 6-8′ at maturity. Heavy producer of large, 16mm berries that have an excellent sweet taste. Zone 3.
Amelanchier alnifolia PARKHILL
A moderate to sparse suckering variety that reaches 12′ at maturity. 14mm fruit has an excellent,full, tangy flavour, that is fairly sweet. Zone 3.
Amelanchier alnifolia PEMBINA
A vigorous, upright, 10′ variety. A low suckering plant that produces 14mm, sweet, flavourful fruit. Zone 3.
Amelanchier alnifolia SMOKY
The most popular Saskatoon variety and the full-flavour standard against which other cultivars are judged. A prolific producer of large 14mm sweet berries that have the highest sugar/acid ratio. Reaches 8′ at maturity. Zone 3.
Amelanchier alnifolia SUCCESS
A 6-8′ shrub that is moderately suckering. Produces 14 mm, slow ripening fruit with mild, somewhat apple-like flavour. Zone 3.
Amelanchier alnifolia THIESSEN
A vigorous, moderately suckering variety. A large, 15′ shrub that produces the largest berries of all varieties. 17mm berries are pleasant and full-flavoured. Zone 3.