Originally from Bailey Nurseries in Minnesota, Regent has high yields and good quality fruit. When fully ripe, dark blue fruit has a nice sweet-tart flavor balance with a hint of almond. Highly recommended for all wild food enthusiasts who enjoy blueberries but don’t have the type of ground to grow them. The fruit can be used the same way. Saskatoons have ten times more vitamin C than blueberries. This selection is more dwarf than the alnifolia saskatoons out west and will reach only 4-5 ft. tall in most locations. It tends to stolon or runner out from the plant making it easy to propagate from root cuttings.
The plants begin fruting in 2-3 years from planting. The flavor, consistent yields and its ease of cultivation make it an ideal edible landscape plant. It also can be netted easily to prevent birds from getting the fruit.
2 yr. plants grown in pots.
|Genus & Species||Amelanchier stolonifera|
|Pollination Requirements||Self fertile.|
|Soil||Good in sandy loam, loam and sand.|
|Climate||Zone 3-7. Best in northern areas.|
|Ease of Cultivation||Very easy to grow and fruit. Some humidity issues may involve using organic sprays like neem or mint for fungal diseases like black spot. Does best in cooler areas of the country.|