Amelanchier berries

5 Aug



Adding this photo to my wild fruit page and should also say a few words as this is one of our most spectacular wild fruits when ripening. Sometimes there can be numerous trees with plenty of these white, red and purplish blue berries which are very showy. These Amelanchier berries are also quite tasty especially when cooked in pies, scones and muffins.

We have around 20 different varieties of Amelanchiers here, one with a miniature American football shape which I enjoy seeing and eating. Amelanchiers vary in size from a foot high plant to 25 foot trees. Amelanchier berries are not commonly gathered in the Maritimes though in the Prairie Provinces it is an old favorite which goes by the name of Saskatoon berries. Hope you folks get a chance to see this member of the rose family one day in all its glory in a moist thicket, you’ll be pleased.


2 Responses to “Amelanchier berries”

  1. Jude August 6, 2017 at 11:12 am #

    A most interesting post, especially because I’ve never ever heard of this berry. Thank you!

    • 1left August 6, 2017 at 8:07 pm #

      Amelanchier sp fly under the radar even where they grow a plenty of late. Glad to spread the word on this unsung wild fruit though there was a 10,000 year span when this was an important fresh fruit and was also dried and enjoyed year round.

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