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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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purple berry is mildly sweet to neutral. cooked/steamed berries can be mashed, formed into cakes and dried over a low intensity fire. dried berries can be mixed with meat and fat to make pemmican. dried berries can be added to soups. plant is a shrub or small tree. the variety in Alberta is Saskatoon berry (Amelanchier alnifolia). grows in forested areas in plains, foothills, and montane regions. warning: pits contain cyanide-like toxins, which are destroyed by cooking or drying.