Section 272 of Part I gives the status of the Dwarf Juneberry as a dessert and culinary fruit and the propagation and pruning are given in

Dwarf Juneberry

Dwarf Juneberry.

Section 273. The cultivated varieties are much alike in size and quality, but they differ somewhat in habits of bearing and season of ripening.

Leading Varieties Of The Juneberry


Somewhat smaller than the Greene County, but the fruit has more acidity, hence for most uses is better in quality; roundish ovate in form; cavity deep; stem long and stout; color dark red to black. Flesh firm; juice slightly colored. Borne in clusters of five to seven. Season, earlier than most other varieties.

Dwarf Juneberry: Alpina



Some smaller than Alpina; form roundish oblate; color dark crimson. Flesh light-colored, juicy, and sweet. Borne in open racemes or clusters of from five to eight berries. Originated in Oregon, on the slopes of Mount Hood, but hardy in Iowa.

Reeves Juneberry

Reeves Juneberry.


About the size of Osage, roundish oval; color dark red and nearly black when fully ripe. Borne in clusters of five to eight, ripening quite evenly. Has been grown commercially and the fruit sold for Huckleberry.


Fruit half an inch in diameter, oblong oval; color crimson and nearly black when fully ripe; quality very good. Ripens early in June in advance of all varieties yet tested.


Berry about the size of Alpina, roundish oval; color crimson at maturity. Flesh light-colored, juicy, sweet. Borne in clusters of from six to eight. Does not ripen as evenly as Alpina. Said to have originated in Ohio; has been grown in Iowa as High-bush huckleberry.


Size medium, roundish oval; color deep purple when ripe. Racemes bearing from five to fifteen fruits that ripen irregularly giving a season of several days. Flesh purple when fully mature, juicy, sweet, with pleasant flavor.


Said to have originated in Pennsylvania, and first distributed by H. E. Van Deman, then of Kansas. In Iowa it has proven fully as hardy as varieties from the Northwest. Fruit about like Osage in size and quality, but the berries ripen more evenly. This variety has been more widely cultivated than the others named.