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Saskatoon Berry

Saskatoon berry, Amelanchier alnifolia, is a fruit tree native to the prairies. The fruit looks like the blueberry but is more closely related to the apple family. Like apples, the fruit is sweet right from the tree but continues to ripen after picking, becoming sweeter with a fruitier flavour. Saskatoons are self- pollinizing and ripen late June to early July. They grow in  a variety of soils and conditions to about 4m (14 feet) tall and 2m (7 feet) wide.

Saskatoon berries are rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants that assist in preventing chronic health problems.

They are hardy from zone 2-8.

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