Sea Berry Bundle
We are so excited about Sea berries that we think everyone should try growing them. Now is your chance to try with some of our favorite and most productive varieties that are included in our Sea Berry Bundle. This bundle contains three different female Sea Berry plants and one male Sea Berry plant as bare root.
Very Popular in Eastern Europe, Russia and China, Sea Berry is a new and very valuable plant for North American gardeners. Also known as Sea Buckthorn, Sea Berry is prized for its exceptional ornamental value, tasty and healthy fruit, and the ability to grow in and improve poor soils. In late summer and fall, large clusters of bright orange-yellow berries cover the branches and, on some varieties, can persist well into winter.
Sea Berry fruit is very high in Vitamin C (about 7 times more than lemons), Vitamin A, and E, and has a pleasant acidic flavor which, when sweetened, makes delicious juice. During the Cold War, East Germany used Sea Berry as a healthful substitute for orange juice. The fruit is also unique for its oil content, which is used as a treatment for burns and skin diseases as well as for ulcers and other illnesses. You will often see Sea Buckthorn as an ingredient in many nutritional supplements and cosmetics.
We harvest out fruit by hand or by cutting off the fruit laden branches and freezing them. The frozen berries can easily be shaken off and, after thawing, make great juice and preserves. Like cranberry juice, Sea Berry juice is usually diluted with up to 70% water.
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Sea Berry Bundle includes:
Frugana Sea Berry is a vigorous and productive, upright growing shrub. Frugana Sea Berry bears abundant crops of early ripening large, flavorful, bright orange-red berries.
1 x Orange Energy
We are very excited to offer this new and exceptional variety, Orange Energy Sea Berry ®, from the work of our friend H.J. Albrecht in Berlin. This patented variety is prized for its incredible crops of large, bright orange, flavorful and vitamin-rich berries. Crops are so heavy that in September the plant essentially turns orange.
A product of a breeding program at Moscow State University, this valuable variety produces abundant crops of large, dark orange, aromatic fruit, great for juice and preserves. A very pretty shrub, Garden’s Gift™ is striking in the fall with long pendulous branches covered with bright orange berries.
1 x Male Sea Berry
A good pollinator for the many varieties we offer, our Male Sea Berry variety is also a fine ornamental with large, dark golden-brown, flower buds. One Male plant can pollinate up to 8 female plants.
Latin Name: Hippophae rhamnoides
Site and Soil: Sea Berry likes full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: These are grown from cuttings.
Pollination Requirements: Wind pollinated. Plant with a male plant up-wind for cross-pollination.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 40º F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6-8 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: Late August
Yield: 30+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Sea Berry is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 3