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Saskatoon Berries - what are they called south of the border ???
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Alberta Mike    Posted 06-20-2001 at 06:42:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Saskatoon Berries are a summer staple up here in western Canada. A lot of commercial growers have started growing them as well but most of us still find them along the roadsides and in the woods. They make maybe the best pies known to mankind. Actually, there is a city in the province next door (Saskatchewan) that is called Saskatoon. Anyways, somehow I don't think the berries are called Saskatoons everywhere. Even down in Eastern Canada, I think they go by another name. If you know, maybe drop a note here.


JoeK    Posted 06-20-2001 at 07:48:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Depending on area,following found:
Saskatoon Berry
Service Berry
Juneberry
Rosaceae
Sometimes prefaced by "Western" in first 3


Douglas Stewart    Posted 08-11-2001 at 08:23:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
In my hometown of Olalla, British columbia, they are known as "Olallies" or "Olallie Berries" Although some new locals believe that the berries are named for the town, I believe it is the other way around, and my roots in the town extend back to when the town was born. The name "Olallie" either comes from the Salishan Okanagan language which is spoken by the Okanagan aboriginal peoples, or from the Chinook jargon, which was an aboriginal "common" trade language in the Pacific Northwest. If that is the case, it may have been spoken in the U.S.. I live on the east coast now, in New Brunswick, and here the berries are known as either "June Plums," "Indian Plums'" or "Indian Berries." To my surprise, I have seen trees (not bushes) of the berries with trunks of more than a foot in diameter, although this is rare. Now this may surpise some, but I do know an Olallie when I see one. However, mostly the berries grow on bushes, just like they do in B.C.. I hope that this rather wordy reply is interesting, if not useful.
PS. My mother used to can the berries, with rhubarb. About 4 parts berries to 1 part rhubarb by volume, with sugar syrup to sweeten. She also used this recipe in pies. Both were incredible!!!


JoeK .....or Latin    Posted 06-20-2001 at 07:53:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Amelanchier alnifolia


JoeK    Posted 06-20-2001 at 18:02:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I couldn't find the funny-slanty button on my keyboard,these old kerosene fired ones lack some features.Just lean sideways and squint yer eyes a bit....No PHD here just a lot of BS and a massive search engine reference capability.


Alberta Mike    Posted 06-20-2001 at 16:51:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Now Joe, don't you go tellin' me you got yer PhD in all that botanical stuff. But your answer is a good one, and no ands, ifs, or buts. Now, isn't a scientific name supposed to be either underlined or in italics? Not criticizing at all but just had a flashback to some biology course from 35 years ago. See ya !!!


Saskatoon friend    Posted 01-25-2002 at 13:31:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I believe they are called Juneberries


Wolf    Posted 06-20-2001 at 07:36:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got a pic?????


Danny in CO    Posted 06-21-2001 at 08:20:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
To heck with a pic, gotta pie!


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