Also known as Star of Altai. This sea buckthorn variety is favourable thanks to its mild, sweet flavour - and we mean mild compared to other sea buckthorn varieties, so expect it to still have a delicious punch of tropical tartness! Makes a sunshine yellow juice. It's also thornless, which makes harvesting much easier. This variety is one of the smallest, reaching 5-7' tall at maturity.
The leaves and young branches are suitable for animal fodder, which we can attest to from the hens that run around our retail area in summer, sampling from our potted sea buckthorn plants whenever Steph isn't around to chase them away. Sea Buckthorn have nodules on their roots which help fix nitrogen into the ground, and are a common plant in permaculture orchards for this natural 'fertilizer' effect on plants in its vicinity.
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 3
Recommended Use: juice, cooking, baking, leaves may be used in tea
Ripens: Mid August
Size including roots: 1 year (40-60cm)