The main advantage of this plant is that the bush is small, and the berries are large and sooo, sooo tasty.
Delicacy. Modern varieties will plug any blueberry into the belt in all respects. The height of the saskatoon bushes is only 2 - 2.5 meters. And the size of the berries is stunning:
Jim Ochtersky, it's not just a photographer who walked by there - he is the head of the agriculture department at the Cooperative Branch of Cornwell University. So that's it.
It is completely unlike the disheveled 5 meter bushes with small berries that grew in dusty panicles near my school :). They ate them, of course, but did not get carried away. Very astringent taste.
Saskatoon is another matter - junberry, pririberry. These are her popular names from the other side of the earth. Why are there so many names?
A brief historical background:
Irgi-saskatoon berries were a popular and widely used fruit among many tribes of North American Indians. They were the staple food, often the only fruit available, and many Indian tribes held ceremonies and festivals to mark the beginning of the harvest.
Canadians have no problem with diction, as the name of the plant comes from the name of the city of Saskatoon in the province of Saskatchewan. Or is the city named after the berries?
This fruit is so popular in Canada that it even shaped the geography of the country. In the city of Saskatoon, with a population of only 200,000, there is a huge bronze sculpture, 4 meters high, depicting the legend of the city's founding - this is the leader of the Native Americans, who shows the future location of the city of thousands of thousands of Saskatoon berries.
During the Great Depression in the 1930s, these berries saved many lives, since during the Great Drought they ground flour, baked bread, and ate mashed berries instead of porridge. When the planting of vegetables burned out from the heat, young green shoots were boiled, the leaves were brewed in tea to stop infectious diseases, dysentery, which raged in those days.
And for the inhabitants of the United States, the name of the berry was unpronounceable. In addition, while the Canadians were eating their irga and breeding, the Americans focused on blackberries and achieved unprecedented success. So they began to call the berries by the date of collection - the June juneberry or the prairie berry prairie. Although Canadians are offended.
But I think that everything is for the best in this world :) Peace, friendship, chewing gum.
In Canada, instead of the silicone boom, the boom of the saskatoon erupted.
In cooking, the Saskatoon is hard to find competitors.
Delicious photo from the Saskatoon Berry Festival website, free access:
And this is Sandra Pardee, President of the Saskatoon Berry Council of Canada, she is the world's queen today.
At first, only 11 varieties were cultivated. But what kind of sorts they were! 2,500,000 farmers in Canada are cultivating new products.
The slogan was obvious - 2500 people with purple teeth can't be wrong! Varieties Martin, Nelson, Northline, Pembina, Smoky, Chaysen.
All large-fruited, with strong immunity and excellent health and dessert "explosive" taste. In the shortest possible time, the harvest in Canada exceeded 575 tons per year. As for America, they not only caught up, but also overtook the Canadians. And by the way, in a price sense, Saskatoon brings in the same profits as investments in Silicon Valley technology.
The Americans have added more varieties, among them the exceptional in taste JB30, Lee 3, Lee8. To date, 26 varieties have already been registered.
And no one is going to stop there.
Saskatoon crossed the ocean. They began to breed him in England, Holland, Germany. Even the main German rose grower, Cordes, did not pass by the magic berry. And by the way, this year I delivered my seedlings to Russia through the 7 Flowers company.
And I do not think to stop - there are a lot of plans!
Of course, I want Canadian girls with terrible strength. And we already have breeding achievements - the Krasnoyarskaya variety, for example.
We need to get some berries to try.
Seeds sprout perfectly. To whom the seeds - I honestly promise that when my Greatberry gives the first harvest, I will share with those who wish from the bottom of my heart.
★ Greyback Jungle Flytrap
Serephina Jungle Flycatcher is a species of bird from the family Muhailovich. previously placed in the genus Rhinomyias, but molecular studies published in 2010 found polifilo like this. endemic to the Philippines. live in humid mountain forests, in the tropics and subtropics. the specific name was given in honor of the British scientist Walter Goodfellow.
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