Fruit Grown in Saskatchewan

Fruit Grown in Saskatchewan

Fruit Grown in Saskatchewan

There are a wide variety of fruit species grown in Saskatchewan.  Native fruits like Saskatoon berry, chokecherry, pincherry, highbush cranberry, buffalo currant, buffalo berry, and lingonberry have all been selected from wild stands, were professionally propagated, and are grown commercially. Saskatoon berry and many other native fruits are available at U-picks, and are also processed into various products available at retail outlets throughout Saskatchewan and Western Canada.

“Domestic species” like apple, strawberry, raspberry, plums, black currant, grapes apricots, and pears have been bred to be more winter hardy for Saskatchewan conditions. Many domestic and unique fruit varieties have been bred by the University of Saskatchewan Fruit Research Program. Some unique fruit species include haskap, dwarf sour cherry, hazel nut (a nut crop), seabuckthorn, aronia, and hardy kiwi.

Various wines and alcoholic beverages have also been crafted using Saskatchewan fruit.  These are available at many liquor outlets across the province, as well as on-site at wineries and cideries.