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Mary Sea Buckthorn (Female)

Mary Sea Buckthorn (Female)

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A prolific Canadian variety that holds onto berries well, prolonging harvest for 4-6 weeks. Makes a sunshine yellow juice, best diluted 70% with water for a Canadian version of orange juice. It's also nearly thornless, which makes harvesting much easier. Reaches 10-13' 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

Pollination: Self-sterile

Size including roots: 1 year (40-60cm)

To Order for Spring 2021: orders for spring shipping or pick-up can be placed as early as December. If you wish to reserve anything before that time or have any questions, please email us: sales@silvercreeknursery.ca. We sell only apples and pears bareroot in the fall, as they are most winter hardy. Everything else (as well as apple and pear) is available in spring.