Michigan – the largest saskatoon producing state in the US?
POSTED IN For Growers ON 1/11/2018
While there are several commercial growers in the lower peninsula of Michigan, most saskatoons in the upper peninsula are for personal harvesting. That may be changing soon, as more information becomes available regarding the potential for saskatoons growth among Yupers.
Michigan State University has been providing essential research and services in the development of this fruit that is relatively new in Michigan as a commercial crop.
The biggest problem so far is that growers cannot grow enough to satisfy the demand. But as an industry, we are working on that. Large customers wait in the wings as we see increasing acreage being planted.
If you are a Yuper, or even if you are just interested in getting some of this yummy fruit for commercial or personal purposes, you can learn more through the following article from The Daily Mining Gazette: