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I just found a nursery in Michigan that sells a dwarf variety that I could plant in front of our house. Our soil isn't acidic enough for blueberries, but it sounds like saskatoons can take a more neutral soil. Anyone grow them? Are they tasty?
 

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I just planted one this spring. I've picked them wild for years though. From all accounts they are easier to grow than blueberries. I understand that they tolorate a wide variety of soils but that the sort of soil can effect the taste and size of the berries.<br><br>
I find the berries delicious but they don't taste like a blueberry. They are not as juicy and their seeds are bigger.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just found a nursery in Michigan that sells a dwarf variety that I could plant in front of our house. Our soil isn't acidic enough for blueberries, but it sounds like saskatoons can take a more neutral soil. Anyone grow them? Are they tasty?</div>
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Are Saskatoon berries the same as Juneberries? An Amelanchier? If so, my parents have several trees in their yard, and we enjoy them. I hear them compared to a blueberry all the time, but I don't get the comparison. My experience has been like the PP - less juicy, a bit seedier, but still yummy. Maybe if I were cooking them into a pie, the comparison would make more sense? I don't know what varieties my parents have - they live in a wooded area, and I'm pretty sure that the trees were volunteers, not planted.
 

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Yes, they're an Amelanchier, but a different species than the native serviceberries we have around here in Illinois.
 

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I LOVE saskatoons. We go to upicks to get them every year.<br><br>
Darker, not as sweet as blueberries, but very similar. You can do anything with them you would with a blueberry.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yes, they're an Amelanchier, but a different species than the native serviceberries we have around here in Illinois.</div>
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Ahh, I see. I'm just north of you in WI, so I'm thinking of the same natives.
 
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