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Willsboro, N.Y. - Researchers in northern New York will study whether a blueberry-like fruit called the Juneberry (also known as the Saskatoon berry) will thrive in the region.
Juneberries are not yet widely known in the Northeast U.S. Even though they look much like blueberries, they are more closely related to cherries and plums.
The flavor of the fruit resembles dark cherry or raisin, with a hint of almond in the tiny, soft seed. Not only are they flavorful, they are nutrient-dense, with high levels of protein, calcium, iron, and antioxidants.
The Cornell Willsboro Research Farm in the Essex County town of Willsboro will take part in a multi-state effort to determine if the berry can be successfully cultivated outside its main range in the western U.S. and Canada.