Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Mon Jul 27 20:43:56 EDT 2009
Saskatoons and Serviceberries are still Amelanchier. The Canadian
types have a "burst" growth habit adapted to the prairie areas. They
start growth as soon as it's warm enough, grow like mad, then set buds
and stop growing. Here, that means they bloom too early, then shut
down by July. The local forms bloom later, have no rust, and keep
growing longer. I've had the Canadian forms and they taste very close
to identical to the better selections I've found here.
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On Jul 27, 2009, at 5:26 PM, Ernest Plutko wrote:
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.
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