Smoky Juneberry

Juneberry

Description: Smoky is the sweetest flavoured variety, a reliable cropper of high quality saskatoons. One of the main commercial varieties in the UK. Can be eaten fresh or cooked into various dishes such as: cakes, ice creams, pies, crumble and smoothies. Probably the most widely planted variety on a commercial scale.

History: The first seedling was found in the early 20th century next to the Smoky River in Alberta, Canada.

Juneberry Growing Tips: Can be planted in any good, well-drained soil in a full sun or partial shade location. Their first crop is usually seen after two years of planting. Avoid planting them in a frost pocket. If you would like to eat the fruits yourself, don't forget to cover the plant to stop the birds getting them!

Attributes

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Eating
  • Picking month: June
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

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