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Frequently Asked Questions about Sea Buckthorn plants


Will Sea Buckthorn grow in my area?
Which variety's are the best for me?
How long will a shrub live?
How big will the plants get?
When will the plants start to produce berries?
Will late SUMMER frosts damage flowers & prevent thorough pollination?
Can I expect to get berries from having only one plant?
What is the recommended separation between male & female plants?
For larger plantings,
what is the recommended ratio for males - females?
What is ideal spacing for orchard application?

How much care is required?
Will suckers produce berries?
Does Sea Buckthorn need fertilizer and or sprays?
When are the berries ready to be picked?
When is the best time to pick the leaves?
How are the leaves and berries picked?
How productive can these plants be?
How are the berries processed?
What products can be made from Sea Buckthorn?
What are some of the chemical components of Sea Buckthorn?
Medicinal & Cosmeceutical claims?


 

Will Sea Buckthorn grow in my area?

Sea Buckthorn is a very hardy shrub requiring only marginal soil, about 30cm of water per year and full sunshine.

Which variety's are the best for me?

Determine your purpose for planting Sea Buckthorn: Orchard, personal use, erosion application, landscaping, hedge, wildlife habitat etc...

How long will a shrub live?

Sea Buckthorn shrubs can remain productive in excess of 30 years.

How big will the plants get?

Height varies with variety from dwarf (1 meter) to others upwards to 10 m. Width can be in excess of 2m if left un-pruned.

When will the plants start to produce berries?

Generally, flowers will start to appear on 4 year old plants and reach peak production after 7 years.

Will late SUMMER frosts damage flowers & prevent thorough pollination?

No, the flowers are very resistant to frost. In fact the buds will swell, even dusted with snow, and open before the leaves appear.

Can I expect to get berries from having only one plant?

No, being dioecious, (having male & female flowers on separate trees) Sea Buckthorn requires at least one male for pollination and one female to produce flowers for fruit.

What is the recommended separation between male & female plants?

As pollination occurs strictly by pollen being transferred by the wind, the frequency and intensity of prevailing winds can vary this distance from a few meters to several.

For larger plantings, what is the recommended ratio for males - females?

7 - 10% depending on the spacing and available winds.

What is ideal spacing for orchard application?

1-3m between plants and 2 -3m between rows

How much care is required?

For optimum berry production, thinning and pruning perimeter is recommended.
Suckers can be promoted to encourage the plant to spread within the row or to cover larger areas in erosion prone locales.

Will suckers produce berries?

Suckers are true to the Mother plant so suckers from female plants will bear fruit.

Does Sea Buckthorn need fertilizer and/or sprays?

No. These hardy shrubs require little other than water and sunshine. They are also very resistant to pests and disease.

When are the berries ready to pick?


Varies with variety but generally about 100 days after pollination occurs

When is the best time to pick the leaves?

In the peak growing time in the late SUMMER and preferably only from the male plants

How are the leaves and berries picked?

In most cases by hand however mechanical harvesters are presently being improved upon to assist in this labor intensive task.

How productive can these plants be?

3 - 6kg per plant is not uncommon. In an orchard environment, 20 - 25t/ha

How are the berries processed?

On a small scale, berries can be easily juiced. On larger productions, centrifuge, cold press and CO2 extraction techniques are utilized.

What products can be made from Sea Buckthorn?

There are presently over 200 products manufactured and available on the market worldwide. Consumable products range from juice, jams, candies to extracts, elixirs, wine & beer. Body oils, creams, soap and shampoo compliment the other end of the scale. Tea is made from the leaves. Bark and branches are ground up and fed to pets and livestock either bulk or palletized.

What are some of the chemical components in Sea Buckthorn?


Vitamins C, A, K, P, E
10% Soluble Sugars
Protein
18 Amino Acids
20 Trace Elements
Palmitic & Palmitoleic Acids
Linoleic & Linolenic Acids
Carotene

Medicinal & Cosmeceutical claims?


- Coronary heart disease
- Eye diseases
- Gingivitis
- High blood pressure
- Tumor growth
- Skin rejuvenator; anti-aging
- UV blocking capabilities; sun screens

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Nutritional Breakdown

Vitamins C, A, K, P, E
10% Soluble Sugars
Protein
18 Amino Acids
20 Trace Elements
Palmitic & Palmitoleic Acids
Linoleic & Linolenic Acids
Carotene 
Provides nutritional support for circulatory system.
 

 
 
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