The berries are flavourful, tropical and quite tart. This cultivar is notable for its heavy cropping with large, bright orange fruit. It's a later season variety, and when ripe the whole bush turns orange with it's load of fruit. 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. Orange Energy grows 2-3 m tall. 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 their vicinity.
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 4
Recommended Use: juice, cooking, baking, leaves may be used in tea
Ripens: Mid September
Size including roots: 1 year old plant in 3.5" plug
Bare Root will ship or be available for pick up in April and May of 2020.
Potted trees are available now, but for pick up at the nursery only.