About Us

Welcome to Select Seedling Nursery Ltd.

Your Source For Saskatoon Berry & Other Seedlings

At Select Seedling Nursery we grow and sell hardy tree and shrub seedlings for the North American market.  We are a division of Lakeshore Tree Farms, who have pioneered growing hardy fruit trees in Saskatchewan since the 1950’s.  In the thirty years following, they have supplied zone 2, prairie hardy fruit trees as well as bare-root shrubs and shade trees.  We pride ourselves on delivering top quality tree and shrub seedlings to orchards and farms alike.

Saskatoonberry Seedlings Are Our Specialty

We specialize in growing F1 Saskatoon Berry seedlings for the new and ever-increasing market, and we are proud to supply five commercially recognized cultivars for farm orchards: JB30, Martin, Northline, Smoky, and Thiessen.  These trees are grown in plug trays, in specially constructed greenhouses, to ensure the best possible conditions for the Saskatoon berries.

Saskatoon berries (Amelanchier alnifolia) look similar to blueberries, though they are actually more closely related to the apple family.  The taste of Saskatoon Berry could be described as having a sweet, nutty almond flavor.  They are also highly valued for their many health benefits as they are high in fiber, protein and antioxidants.

We also grow a number of other small fruit seedlings that are increasingly sought after by commercial processors.  These include Chokecherries, Nanking Cherries, Mongolian Cherries, Pincherries, Sandcherries, Black Currant and Sea Buckthorn.

What does F1 Generation mean?

The F1 generation refers to the first filial generation.  Filial generations are the nomenclature given to subsequent sets of offspring from controlled or observed reproduction. The initial generation is given the letter “P” for parental generation.  The first set of offspring from these parents is then known as the F1 generation.


F.O.B. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

You must indicate your preference for method of shipping and/or transport company.  If specific shipping instructions are not provided, method of shipping will be at our discretion.  All packing (palletisation, boxing, baling) that may be required to ship is done to withstand shipment to the destination point.  We reserve the right to charge our cost for any custom packaging.  All goods travel at buyer’s risk and expense.  If stock is damaged or unduly delayed in transit, please file a claim with the transport company immediately.  Claims for any cause must be made by phone within 3 days of receipt of stock, and in writing within 5 days.  All stock leaves the nursery in good condition, therefore our responsibility ends on delivery of stock to the transit company.  (See “Guarantee” section for more details).  Once shipped, seedlings cannot be returned.  Amendments or cancellations of orders must be completed within 48 hours of the original order creation date.  Cancellations made within 48 hours will be credited in full.  Cancellations made after 48 hours will be charged a 30% restocking fee.

Due to the perishable nature of tree seedlings, you must make full payment on your order before we will ship.


International orders will be charged a $65.00 inspection fee, a packaging fee, as well as postage charges.


When picking up plant material in an open truck or trailer, please bring your own tarp or windscreen.  A mesh wind tarp is preferable.  Covering plant material in transit is imperative to the health of the plant.

Pick up location is 960 Valley Road, Saskatoon Saskatchewan

Monday through Friday 8:15am – 4:15pm



F.O.B. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Shipping outside of Canada is subject to certain limitations and restrictions.

  • Minimum order for U.S. destinations is $200 CDN
  • Ordering by phone is imperative, 800.806.7577
  • Import and export controls prevent us from shipping certain species outside of Canada
  • Live plants leaving Canada must be inspected by a government official.  You will be charged an additional $65 for this inspection
  • Your order may be subject to additional packaging fees as well as postage charges
  • Our shipping policy applies to international orders

Call us at 800.806.7577 if you are interested in making a purchase from outside of Canada.

Select Seedling Nursery collects seed in hardiness Zones 2 and 3.  Our Saskatoon berry cultivars are only F-1 generation seed.  Our tree and shrub seedlings are healthy and true to name.  All stock is graded in accordance with specifications prepared by the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association.

We guarantee our seedlings for 45 days of planting with proper care.  You must make a good faith effort to plant your trees in a timely manner into appropriate conditions.  You must make good faith effort to care for your trees before and after planting.  Weeding and watering are not optional.  We are not responsible for results in transplanting, potting stock, aesthetic issues, slow growth, winter survival, over and under watering, drought, floods, fire, extreme weather, disease, pests, sprayed with herbicide, delayed planting, not planted at all, or any conditions beyond our control.

No refunds are given.  If the plant(s) die within the 45 days we will provide replacement plants or give you store credit for the value of the trees towards future purchase(s) of seedlings with the return of the dead plants.  The credit value will not exceed the unit price from the original invoice.  Please note: the bare root shipping season ends late June, therefore replacement plants may be shipped the following spring.  We do not cover the cost of shipping or handling on replacement plants.

Contact us immediately to report damaged, unhealthy, or missing plants.  You must care for your trees before planting them.


We accept all orders subject to crop conditions and availability.  We reserve the right to cancel a portion of the order, or all thereof, should injury befall our stock from hail, windstorm, frost, other weather conditions, error in count, insect and disease, or other causes beyond our control.

Cancellation will not be accepted with 7 days of ship date, and definitely not after the order has been shipped.

Please note: All plants may not be available in all sizes listed.  Once you place an order, we will advise if a particular size is not available and offer a substitute size.

Prices subject to change without notice.