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 Saskatoons to England? 
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Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:54 am
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Location: Essex, England Zone 8
Post Saskatoons to England?
I'm looking to plant some saskatoons, can't find a supplier in the UK, does anyone know a nursery that'll ship to the UK?


Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:45 am
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OK... now I know what "Saskatoon's" are :) They’re apparently native to Oregon as well as Canada, where most of the growing seems to be done. It also reads as if they'll easily grow from seed …so if you could get some fruit there'd be no need to order plants and mess with inspections, quarantines and customs...

The following is simply a nice photo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Sask ... erries.jpg

Here's a list with links to a multitude of growers; looks like endless possibilities for advice: http://www.albertafruit.com/farms/

Check here, there's an e-mail link for questions: http://www.saskatoonfarm.com/faq.html
Apparently this grower can't ship to the US due to customs regulations, but nothing about the UK.

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Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:16 am
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Thanks Viron


Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:16 am
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Location: Puyallup, WA
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In your hunt for Saskatoons in the UK did you search for serviceberry or juneberry? There are serviceberries growing wild in Washington and Oregon but I haven't taken a liking to them on the few occasions I've picked a berry to sample. Maybe I should try drying some.


Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:52 pm
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I've come across them, not tried the fruit. I'm going for saskatoon because I have a friend in the SW England that grows all 3, he has 2 named cultivars of saskatoon and he thinks they have good commercial potential in the UK.


Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:39 am
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My serviceberry bush had lots of ripe berries on it today. I picked all the ripe ones, some are 1.2 cm diameter most are right about 1 cm diameter. My 2 year old son and 4 year old daughter each ate about a half cup.


Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:18 pm
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