In the fall, most of us look forward to seeing the beautiful colors of the many trees we have in Northern Minnesota. It may also be a time of the year when one thinks about getting more of that red leaf color in our own yard. One of the more popular trees that have been sold in the United States the past few years, and probably primarily for its fall color, is the 'Autumn Blaze' Maple tree.
The Saskatoon berry is a very tasty fruit that is very hardy even to our neighbors in Canada. Some say the flavor is somewhat similar to the blueberry, which it resembles, with a slight almond flavor. It is native to Canada and parts of the Northern United States. It is a cultivar of the serviceberry (also called Juneberries at times), which many people in our region are more likely to recognize. One of the pleasant aspects of the Saskatoon berry is that they are relatively easy to grow in a wide variety of soils.