This is the best quality fruiting tree serviceberry that I found that consistently produces clean fruit with the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Large half inch fruit are produced in dense clusters throughout the tree. Trees begin to bear in 4-8 years from seedling. Pancake Bay is a vigorous selection that has clean foliage throughout the summer. Found as a seedling tree along the shores of Lake Superior where the fruit had created a large area of blue stained rocks. In my opinion this fruit is the best flavored of all the Amelanchier we have at our farm. Under cultivation best to plant in full sun for best quality fruits. Let this selection grow as a single trunk tree. These work well with treeshelters. ‘ why-the-rocks-are-blue’ should be its second name. Best in zones 3-6.
|Genus & Species||Amelanchier laevis|