CONTRIBUTION · 27th July 2010
It appears that the Saskatoon berries are ready to be picked. Well, that is some of them. The quality of the berries is not as good as I would prefer, probably due to the lack of rain and the large number of tent caterpillars this season. Many of the berries are small and shriveled up, but this varies on the bush and its location.
I wonder if the quality of berries is the same in the bush? If yes, could this be a problem for wildlife, in particular bears? In any case, it's that time of the year to store your garbage appropriately so that we don't create problems for bears and ourselves. Be Bear Aware!
The tent caterpillars did their job on this Saskatoon bush as seen by the less than a full compliment of leaves.
Comment by Diana Penner on 8th August 2010
Did a bunch of foraging 2 weeks ago. The saskatoons were prime then. Enjoyed fresh jam, jelly, muffins, scones and a fruit crisp from the harvests taken from the side of the roads. Yum!!!
Comment by terry unrau on 28th July 2010
about three weeks ago the saskatoon berries were in perfect juicey plump condition. now they are dried up you missed the prime picking....
Comment by Rita Wacholtz on 27th July 2010
I enjoyed good picking this year but found that they were ready a week or two earlier than usual