SEABERRY -Unsexed (Hippophae rhamnoides) Plant
Light Partial Day Shade OK
Steady Moisture Better, Tolerates Drought Once Established
Fruit bearing (F) @3years
15-20' shrub unpruned
aka:Ananas de Sibérie, Argasse, Argousier, Argousier Faux-Nerprun, Bourdaine Marine, Buckthorn, Chharma, Dhar-Bu, Épine Luisante, Épine Marrante, Espino Armarillo, Espino Falso, Faux Nerprun, Finbar, Grisset, Meerdorn, Oblepikha, Olivier de Sibérie, Purging Thorn, Rokitnik, Sallow Thorn, Sanddorn, Saule Épineux, Sceitbezien, Sea-Buckthorn, Seedorn, Star-Bu, Tindved
Adaptable to most any soil and pH, does not like boggy areas
unsexed plants- routinely 50% or more female plants
Seabuckthorn likes a full day of sun (and tastes like it too). It can tolerate a partial day shade but will not survive in shaded areas. This fruit is gaining in recognition in the United States. Easy to grow, once established. There are no significant pests or diseases associated with seaberry plants. Our own research, at our wilderness farm, has shown some winter protection against rodent damage is advisable and is common with fruiting plants. If your area does not receive deep snow that persists, this may not be an issue. Male and female needed for pollination, these are unsexed plants.
The taste of the orange fruits is sourish. I find the juice needs only a slight bit of sweetening for it to be delicious - jam, jelly, baked good, and it is heavenly with chocolate. As a savory addition to sauce for duck or dressing on salads it is fantastic. Sweet as in jams, and baked goods, chocolate. With 15 times the vitamin C than in oranges, 9-10% fatty acid oil content, and numerous antioxidant, and bioactive compounds, this berry is a superfood and well may be part of the solution to your local production of vitamins and vegan omega fatty acids.