PPS offers a number of varieties of Saskatoons.
Saskatoons can be found growing on a broad range of soil types; however, the preferred location appears to be on deep, sandy to loamy soils which are well drained. Saskatoons do not like hard-pan layers or solonetzic soils. Saskatoons are adaptive to a wide range of pH levels. However, a pH of 6 - 7.5 is most desirable. Saskatoon berry trees should not be planted within 2 kilometres of native junipers due to problems with juniper-saskatoon rust.
Haskap (Blue Honeysuckle)
These plants produce a fabulous tasting fruit that is hard to describe. Some say it tastes like a cross between a raspberry and blueberry, but we feel that it is truly unique. There is much demand for this fruit in Japan for the long-held belief of its nutritional benefits. It has been proven that there are several health benefits to those who consume this berry. Haskap berries are high in vitamin C and a great source of antioxidants.
Dwarf Sour Cherries
The University of Saskatchewan has bred the dwarf sour cherry specifically for the Prairies. Suitable to the harsh Canadian climate, sour cherries have a superior flavor and an exceptional quality that makes them perfect for the family fruit bowl as well as for large-scale processing.
PPS offers all of the dwarf sour cherry varieties that have been released by the University of Saskatchewan.
Nuclear Seed Potatoes
Prairie Plant Systems has been a provider of Nuclear Seed Potatoes since 2000. We have the facilities to provide farmers with both nuclear stock plantlets, and nuclear tubers.
We have the reputation of being clean, organized, and timely when it comes to providing our customers with this product. We have extensive contacts in the industry and are willing to go the extra mile to find a specific variety that you may require.
Contract Research & Propagation
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. provides laboratory services and propagates plants for virtually any use on a contract basis. Our strength has always been in research and development. From our earliest beginnings when we perfected cloning techniques for a variety of native fruit trees to today when we research propagation techniques for nutraceutical plants.
Our staff have advanced education backgrounds and extensive experience in their respective fields, allows us to complete virtually any contract. Our facilities include a laboratory, a state of the art greenhouse with 1,000 watt lights, allowing for extended photo periods, and a small area for field production. Our Underground Growth chamber which has induced accelerated growth in several species, also adds a new dimension to our service that no other contractor is able to provide.