Harvest Moon Sea Buckthorn (Female)
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History: Harvest Moon sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) is a Canadian hybrid that was developed at the Agroforesty Research Centre, part of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, in Saskatchewan. Seeds were selected from Siberia in 1996 and planted at the centre in 1998 and the variety was released in 2009.
Why We Grow It: This variety is known for producing large, tart fruit with some sweetness and 7x as much vitamin C as lemons. This variety has a more leveled flavour profile compared to other varieties: moderating the acid, heightening the sugar content, and increasing the vitamin C and E content. The berries are easily harvested by hand thanks to the relatively few thorns or by shaking branches mechanically.
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 3
Soil Preference: Prefers clay loam but adaptable to different soil types
Growth Habits and Disease Resistance: Shrub grows up to 3m tall.
Thorns: Yes, but relatively few compared to other varieties
Sun/Shade: Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)
Pollination: Requires a male plant for pollination in order to produce fruit
Flowering Time: May
Bloom Colour: Yellowish-white
Ripens: Early September
Storage: Keeps up to two weeks in the fridge
Recommended Use: Cooking, baking, jam, wine, juice, tea
Size including roots: