ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Mon Jul 27 20:26:04 EDT 2009
Maybe it doesn't get cold enough in Oregon for Saskatoons. There are
several species of Juneberries that are dry and yucky. I am thinking
that Saskatoons are not Serviceberries but they are related. You can
correct me. My bushes came from Canada and are labeled Saskatoons.
I found last week several bushes of Serviceberries or Juneberries
growing on my forest land along a path. I'll eat some when they are
ripe and see how they taste.
---- Original Message ----
From: lonrom at hevanet.com
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Saskatoons
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 16:55:08 -0700
> I picked a couple gallons of Serviceberries (saskatoons to you)
>year from a local seedling in our back field here in Oregon. We made
>some pies from them that I'd stack up against a lot of other fruits.
> I've said this so many times I'm sure others are tired of it, but
>Canadian selections just don't cut it here - they get lots of rust
>their growth cycle doesn't fit our locale. The genus is so
>there should be good selections adapted to lots of places if people
>would go out and look for them. I didn't even have to go off my
>property to find two good selections.
>On Jul 27, 2009, at 4:39 PM, Ernest Plutko wrote:
>Ate several handfuls of my first-ripened Saskatoons today. Tasty.
>When I first ate Saskatoons I didn't like them but I acquired a taste
>for them. Don't understand why not many Saskatoons are grown in US.
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