Amelanchier alnifolia Nutt., Rosaceae
The pomaceous fruit of the Saskatoon berry is known to many as Saskatoons, Juneberry, or Serviceberry. Purplish-blue in color, this 'berry' is a treasured wild fruit of the Prairies, surviving drought and harsh winters. Wild Saskatoon berries have been around for a long time, used in pemmican and with dried meat by the native peoples. Eat wild Saskatoon berries plain and fresh. Or try them dried in trail mix and cereal. Saskatoon berries are widely used in jams, juices, syrups, pies, pancakes, tarts, muffins, and cookies.
High in antioxidants, wild Saskatoon berries are rich in Vitamin A and C, calcium, and magnesium.
We hand-pick our wild-harvested Saskatoon berries in July in northern Saskatchewan.