Klavdija Sea Buckthorn (Female)
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Species: Hippophae rhamnoides
History: Aside from the fact that Klavdija sea buckthorn originated in Russia, little can be found about the origins of this variety in English.
Why We Grow It: Klavdija, like other Russian-bred sea buckthorns, is noted for its excellent flavour that is on the sweeter side. The bush produces good crops and, unlike other Russian varieties, boasts moderate drought resistance.
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 3
Soil Preference: Prefers clay loam but adaptable to different soil types
Growth Habits and Disease Resistance: Shrub grows up to 1.5m tall, produces good crops. Moderate tolerance to drought which is better than other sea buckthorn.
Thorns: Yes, but this variety is almost thornless
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: Late
Bloom Colour: Yellowish-white
Storage: Keeps up to two weeks in the fridge
Recommended Use: Cooking, baking, jam, wine, juice, tea
Size: 1 year plant in 3" pot, ~20cm above soil