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Sea Buckthorn


In a nutshell....

Seabuckthorn is one of the most nutritious fruits known. It it very fast growing and very thorny! We stock both Male and Female seabuckthorn Plants, a mix id required for the plants to set fruit.

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Seabuckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides)

Pre-order now for delivery from mid-October

Seabuckthorn is one of the most nutritious fruits known being very high in vitamin C. It grows on a fast growing shrub that is very thorny, the shrub produces 4-5 metres of upright thick branches which produces fruit with a deep red/orange colour. Ripens at the end of August and a pollinator is recommended.

Berries are not palatable raw and are best processed into a syrup or used to make a jelly. Describing the jelly taste is quite difficult but it is citrusy and slightly tropical. Berries have a thin skin so can be difficult to pick without them getting squished. The trick is to cut fruit bearing sprigs whole and freeze them, the berries can the be easily shaken off.

Male Or Female?
We stock both male and female varieties of seabuckthorn, you can choose between them using the 'Type' tab above the 'Add To Cart' button. Varieties are:

Male: Pollmix

Female: Askola

These plants are 2 years old and typically 30/40cm high

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January 04th, 2016
Thanks for the 2 Sea Buckthorn plants I ordered. It took a while but they are here now. I was a bit disappointed, that the female plant was strong and healthy but the male plant was only 1/3 of the size of the female plant and I am a bit worried it may not make it, very flimsy for the money I paid for. I have already 2 x4 year old plants and dont know weather they are male or female and I need pollinators. If the male does not survive I am set back another year for fruit. Thats just a little concern of mine. Thanks for listening. Linda Jagobin
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Asked By Karinne
on October 22nd, 2019
Hi Guys, can I plant these in a container(s) and can I just use ordinary compost or do I add salt maybe? thanks,Karinne
Answered by Andrew
on October 22nd, 2019
Hi Karinne. Sea buckthorn can be grown in a container but you will need a large pot as they are a very vigourous plant which needs plenty of room. I would say containers are not ideal for this type of plant but if you have no other option it has a good chance of success.
Asked By Ronald Kimber
on September 03rd, 2019
A while ago I purchased 1 male & 1 female sea buckthorn from you. These are growing well. I now wish to add 4 more female but see that you are out of stock. Will you get anymore in time for planting this autumn?
Answered by Niall
on September 03rd, 2019
Hi Ronald We will or course however we don't start stocking the bare root fruit until around mid to late October Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Lorraine
on January 31st, 2019
sorry to ask again but since they're quite small and young are they delivered bare root?
Answered by Niall
on January 31st, 2019
Hi Lorraine Yes they are. All of the fruit we supply is bare root Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Lorraine
on January 31st, 2019
Hi there, you give no details on the age of the plants you are selling, their size or what litre pot. Can you let me know the age/size of the plants please?
Answered by Niall
on January 31st, 2019
Hi Lorraine Sorry about that. I have added this information to the product on the website now. They are typically 30/40cm high and are 2 year old plants Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Oana
on March 28th, 2017
When do you think you'll have them back on stock? Thank you :)
Answered by Andrew
on March 29th, 2017
Hi Oana. We stock our bare root fruit stock from late September until early March each year.
Asked By Linda Jagobin
on October 24th, 2016
How old are the sea buckthorn plants you are selling? I have 2 plants for about 4/5 years. Never fruited. Probably female. Want to get one male and one female, just in case. How long for the new plants to be able to pollinate? Thanks!
Answered by Andrew
on October 25th, 2016
Hi Linda. These Seabuckthorn are 2 years old and normally they will pollinate the year after they are put down.
Asked By Olga
on March 14th, 2016
What is the ratio male:female should be? Thank you!
Answered by Andrew
on March 14th, 2016
Thank you for your question Olga. 1 Male to 1 Female
Asked By Kristiina
on December 01st, 2015
Hi there, if I were to order 2 plants will you send one male and one female? Thanks in advance
Answered by Andrew
on December 04th, 2015
Hi Kristina. Sorry for the late reply. Yes we will send a male and female plant when two are ordered. I hope this helps. Andrew
Asked By Suzie Miller
on November 19th, 2015
When you say a pollinator, what do we need? Planning to grow in raised beds, good idea?
Answered by Andrew
on November 24th, 2015
You need a male and female plant. We supply both
Asked By William Keegan
on November 17th, 2015
I have a Sea Buckthorn for a number of year, but I've never had any berries on it. I presume I need a pollinator. How would I know whether I already have a male or a female plant and how I should best go about getting berries?
Answered by Andrew
on November 17th, 2015
Hi William. How old is your buckthorn? They can take 3-4 years to bear fruit and if grown from a fruit can take even longer. I include a link to an excellent article that should answer your question better than I can: https://montecho.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/sea-buckthorn-male-vs-female-can-you-tell-them-apart/

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