Saskatoon Berry Seeds

(Amelanchier alnifolia) Zones 3 - 7. Deciduous Shrub.

The Saskatoon berry is rich in vitamins and antioxidants, and higher in fibre and protein than most fruits because the seeds are edible. The fruit is sweet, with dense, juicy flesh and excellent fresh, frozen, or dried. Use it in any recipe that calls for blueberries. 

Saskatoon Berry is shade tolerant, but greater sunlight will increase yields. In the wild, it is found in dry woods and open hillsides and prefers well-drained soils but is not finicky about pH. It is self-fertile, but will produce more fruit when grown in groups. It is very cold hardy and should provide a harvest in its third year.

Saskatoons grow 12- 20ft in height and can live for 40 years.

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Cold Hardiness: Zones 3 - 7

Edible: Yes

Size: Large Shrub

Growth RateMedium 

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: Yes

Germination: 60 - 80%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun for maximum fruit. Tolerates partial shade.

Soil Preference: Does well with average, well draining soil. Tolerant of many soil types.. 

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 GROWING INSTRUCTIONS

- Soak seeds for 24 hours. Follow 90 days cold, moist stratification. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Start Your Tree Seeds".

*If you are doing the cold period in your fridge, please check on your seeds. 90 days is an estimate & they may sprout sooner.*

- Plant stratified seeds in deep pots or a nursery bed using standard potting soil. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 

 *Excited about growing Fruit Trees from seed? Learn more HERE.*

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Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.

 

  • $6.99



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