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shaneatwell

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Tree Blueberry?
« on: November 24, 2017, 03:36:20 PM »
Check out this video around 22:30. Shows a 20' tall tree blueberry. Is it really a blueberry? Viking guy posted about something similar ages ago but I didn't imagine the trunk being so robust.

https://youtu.be/n7WhO11QHJo
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Re: Tree Blueberry?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2017, 06:11:28 PM »
No blueberry or relation I know of in the US grows 20ft.  I guarantee you the tree is a native called Amelanchier, serviceberry , June berry or Saskatoon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelanchier .  up close if you gave any random person a berry they would think it s a blueberry.  The larger seeds, edible seeds,  and the size of most trees give them away.  Flavor is cultivar and species specific.  The ones I have eaten have been good but I had to fight the squirrels and rarely got a ripe berry.
 

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Re: Tree Blueberry?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 10:45:42 AM »
Had my first Juneberries earlier this year, off a couple of trees in a bank's parking lot. I was very surprised at how good they were.
Agree they look very similar to blueberries.
Yum.
May plant some of my own someday.

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Re: Tree Blueberry?
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 02:24:53 PM »
I rewatched that piece and he doesn't mention the flowers, which are quite different in blueberry.
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