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Silver Creek Nursery

Altaiskaya Sea Buckthorn (Female)

Altaiskaya Sea Buckthorn (Female)

Species: Hippophae rhamnoides

History: Altaiskaya sea buckthorn was created in 1981 at the Lisavenko Research Institute in Altai Krai, a federal subject of Russia. The variety name 'Altai' likely comes from the region while the suffix 'skaya' denotes being from somewhere (ie. from Altai) and adds a feminine form. 

Why We Grow It: Altaiskaya produces large berries with an excellent sweet flavour. The large yields combined with relatively few thorns makes this a good variety for harvesting by hand. It can be used for preserves and baking, and is a good option for juice due to the large fruit.

Fruit Specs

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

Fruit Size: Large

Storage: Keeps up to two weeks in the fridge

Harvest: Mid August to 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 reaches about 1.5m tall, produces heavy crops, relatively few thorns compared to other varieties. Resistant to disease.

Thorns: Few

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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.

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