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Harvest Moon Sea Buckthorn (Female)

Harvest Moon Sea Buckthorn (Female)

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Species: Hippophae rhamnoides

History: Harvest Moon sea buckthorn 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

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