Found as a chance seedling in northern Michigan this selection produces much more fruit than the Canadian selections with a mild sweet flavor. 1/2 inch size fruits are produced in loose clusters. This seedling was selected from a plant that did not fit the normal species found in northern Michigan. We are still not sure what species it might be. It even runners a little bit and is more of a bush than a tree. Flowers are similar to the saskatoon. The fruit quality is the best with just the right balance of tart and sweet.
|Genus & Species||Amelanchier species|
|Seed Source||Michigan Upper Penninsula|
|Pollination Requirements||Self fertile.|
|Soil||Sandy, dry, slightly acidic|
|Climate||Zone 3-6 ideal. Not as good farther south.|
|Ease of Cultivation||Easy to grow. Slow to get started. Fruits in 4-6 years from seed.|