Sea buckthorn

As well as the larger fruits, the smaller ones are ripening too. We harvested a few of the beautifully orange berries of the sea buckthorn today. The berries are exceptional high in Vitamin C. They are also said to be have potent antioxidant properties. They have a sharp, citrus flavour. We just mashed the berries with a fork and added some hot water, to create a pleasant soothing drink.

Sea buckthorn

Sea buckthorn, Askola cultivar

For Sea buckthorn to fruit you need male and female plants for pollination. We planted ours this spring in the new area of the garden from bare-rooted stock from fruitandnut.ie. The plants seem to be establishing well, though only a couple have fruit this year.

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Sea buckthorn

  1. Robbie

    I have heard of sea buckthorn before. Can you grow that in USA? I remember a tea with that on it one time..is it a tea? I am always on the lookout for more perennials I can squeeze in:-) facinating!

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  2. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

    I am sure it will grow in US, it’s supposed to do well in many different soil types and is found in range of climatic zones. Yes, you can make a tea with the leaves, which I am going to try as we’ve nearly use up all the berries!

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