Serviceberry has a long history of use by native populations and early settlers of the Pacific Northwest. Dried berries were often mixed with dried vegetables or meat or cooked in soups or puddings. Cakes of dried berries were a common trading item. A native to Colorado, the berries can eaten raw, cooked, dried or made into jams. Also known as Juneberry Saskatoon.
Scientific name: Amelanchier alnifolia
Purchase size: 4-5 ft, 2 yrs old
Plant hardiness zone: 2-7
Max height: 5-8 ft
Light: Full sun to part shade
Harvest: Early summer (June)