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Serviceberry (aka Juneberry - Amelanchier sp) Thread
« on: May 20, 2019, 02:26:11 PM »
Seems like Serviceberry or Juneberry (Amelanchier species) should have its own thread here.

There are a few random mentions of it on the forum but nothing consolidated.

I just harvested some from a parking lot flowerbed for the second time In a three year span.


I was and am so surprised at how good these berries are. This tree’s fruit is really sweet and refreshing, with flavors similar to peach or muscat grape.

For now my burning question is how to propagate this particular plant. I welcome all advice.

But otherwise I hope folks will post useful info of any kind pertaining to this fruit.

Thanks!

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Re: Serviceberry (aka Juneberry - Amelanchier sp) Thread
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2019, 06:57:17 PM »
I have two small trees, one is the balerina variety...

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Re: Serviceberry (aka Juneberry - Amelanchier sp) Thread
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2019, 09:00:00 PM »
I have two small trees, one is the balerina variety...

Interesting! I've not heard of that variety. The most common one i've seen sold for fruit is "regent"

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Re: Serviceberry (aka Juneberry - Amelanchier sp) Thread
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2019, 10:10:22 AM »
Lacking of any more free space, can't fall to mention that Amelanchier alnifolia obelisk is a very fastigiate tree so could fit in narrow places and small urban temperate gardens as double or triple purpose tree (excellent flowers, fruits and fall color). I had not tasted its fruits but maybe somebody have it and could enlighten us.
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Re: Serviceberry (aka Juneberry - Amelanchier sp) Thread
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2019, 05:16:14 PM »
I'm pretty sure I had tried the "Princess Diana" variety in California and totally loved it. It tasted like the most delicious blueberry I've ever had.


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Re: Serviceberry (aka Juneberry - Amelanchier sp) Thread
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2019, 08:06:14 PM »
Had regents fruit for me this year the berries do taste good. Also have autumn brilliance hopefully will fruit next year

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Re: Serviceberry (aka Juneberry - Amelanchier sp) Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2019, 09:22:59 PM »
Had regents fruit for me this year the berries do taste good. Also have autumn brilliance hopefully will fruit next year
Thanks for the report! Keep us posted

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Re: Serviceberry (aka Juneberry - Amelanchier sp) Thread
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2019, 11:41:53 AM »
does anyone have experience rooting cuttings? Advice/instructions?

 

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