Fruit Collection Areas in Okotoks

Below you will find information on edible fruits and several locations in town where they can be found. 

  • Saskatoon: small to medium sized shrubs; dark bluish purple fruit; good fresh and in jam; jellies; pies or crisps.
  • Western and Schubert Chokecherry: medium to large sized shrubs, dark purple to black fruit, good for jellies, syrup, juice.
  • Dolgo crabapple: green leaves; rosy red fruit about 2.5 cm across; fruit ripens about mid-august; good for jelly; syrup and ciders.                    
  • Currant: medium sized shrub; red to red-orange and black fruit; good fresh and in jam and jellies.

Important:

  1. The general public is authorized to collect fruit for personal use only from public trees for the list of locations below. Other locations, such as along roadsides or on medians, fruit picking is prohibited for safety reasons.
  2. The Town does not spray pesticides on these trees and shrubs.
  3. Please be certain that any fruit that is picked is properly identified. There is Tatarian honeysuckle in the river valley that is not edible. It has grey shaggy bark and the berries are bright red to orange.
FRUIT TYPELOCATION
Saskatoon
  • Crystal Shores Park – 337 Banister Drive
  • Hodson Park – 102 Visser Way
  • Drake Landing Parkways and soccer fields
  • Natural areas in the river valley – Heritage Parkway, Max Bell Parkway, Woodhaven Parkway
  • Escarpment north of the river – Kinsmen Park; Lineham Park
Western and Schubert Chokecherry
  • Westridge Close Park
  • Saunders Park – 82 Sheep River Drive
  • Stewart Park – 13 Westland Road
  • Recreation Centre – 99 Okotoks Drive
  • Knowles Park – 60 Alcock Close
  • Escarpment north of the river – Kinsmen Park; Lineham Park
Dolgo crabapple
  • Grisdale Park – 409 Cimarron Circle
  • Pason Arena – 204 Community Way
  • Hessel Park – 22 Crystal Shores Hill
  • Quorn Ranch Park – 8 Sheep River Heights
Currant
  • Teskey Park – 36 Westridge Road
  • Johnson Park – 113 Westland View

 

Saskatoon berry bush

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