Seaberries

We are slowly incorporating as many types of edible plants into our yard as we can. One of our newest editions is our three seaberry bushes. We purchased two female plants and one male plant because this species is dioecious. Seaberries are sometimes called Sea-buckthorn with the botanical name of Hippophae rhamnoides. I was intrigued after reading in a One Green World seed catalog enticing tidbits such as “very high in vitamin C” and “extremely hardy.” This is the second year for ours in the ground and were pleasantly surprised to find berries on them in August. A little bit of internet research led me to this interesting site with a lot of information on the Sea-buckthorn: http://www.seabuckthorninsider.com/. A few things mentioned on this side are the seeming multitude of health benefits as well as growing and harvesting techniques. All in all, I think these three plants are an interesting addition to our Alaskan micro-habitat.

References:

One Green World. 2014. Seaberry. https://www.onegreenworld.com/Sea%20Berry/397/. Accessed online 25 September 2015.

Sea-Buckthorn Insider. 2014. Sea-Buckthorn trees. http://www.seabuckthorninsider.com/education/sea-buckthorns-trees/. Accessed online 25 September 2015.

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