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Harvest Moon Sea Buckthorn (Female)

Harvest Moon Sea Buckthorn (Female)

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.

Fruit Specs

Recommended Use: Cooking, baking, jam, wine, juice, tea

Fruit Size: Large

Storage: Keeps up to two weeks in the fridge

Harvest: Early September

Growing Specs

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 3

Soil Preference: Prefers clay loam but adaptable to different soil types

Flowering Time: May

Bloom Colour: Yellowish-white

Pollination Requirements: Requires a male plant for pollination in order to produce fruit

Sun/Shade Requirements:

Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

General Growth Habits:

Shrub grows up to 3m tall

Thorns: Few

Shipping vs. Pick Up

CLICK HERE to see how shipping compares to pick up.

Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

Size at Purchase

Our ungrafted fruit tree seedlings, nut tree seedlings, berries, and other miscellaneous plants are categorized into the following sizes excluding the roots:

  • 5-15cm
  • 15cm+
  • 30cm+
  • 60cm+
  • 90cm+

All of these heights exclude the roots since seedlings and some berries will often have a lot of root growth but relatively little vegetative growth (ex. our Shagbark Hickories seedlings are often 5-15cm above the soil but will have roots that reach 20cm+ in length).

Not all of our berries and seedlings will be available in all of these grades since growth rate can vary significantly across species and even varieties. While we remain competitive in our plant size, it's also worth noting we don't use synthetic chemicals to push vegetative growth, therefore you may find conventional nursery stock larger in some instances comparatively. 

Why plant small? It's best to transplant when a plant is young so it can establish its roots before it has a lot of vegetative growth. This is much less stressful on it and bareroot plants tend to catch up and even surpass larger potted ones planted at the same time, after a few years.

Orders that are cancelled last minute due to size (being "too small"), will still incur the applicable cancellation fees if the plants are true to our grading standards as per the agreement of sale when the order was placed.

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