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Sea Buckthorn - Hipphophae Rhamnoides - Perennial, Delicious, and Nutritious

Sea Buckthorn - Hipphophae Rhamnoides - Perennial, Delicious, and Nutritious

Quantity: 10 Seeds


Sea Buckthorn is a shrub/tree in the Oleaster family, Elaeagnaceae. It is native to Northwestern Europe and Northern Asia, and is perennial down to zone 3. The fruits are consumed for both edible and medicinal purposes. The blueberry sized berries grow densely along its many branches, and are absolutely delicious! They taste sour and a little sweet, much like lemons, but with their own unique flavour.


These fruits are loaded with all sorts of nutrients, and are considered by many to be a 'superfood'. Sea Buckthorn berries may be the worlds only plant to contain a full Omega profile as it contains 3, 6, 7, and 9. Omega 7 is extremely difficult to find elsewhere in nature, and its consumption is associated with a healthy heart and type 2 diabetic relief. The berries also contain vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K, and Flavanoids. Because of the fruits diverse nutritional profile, it is shown to be of aid to many ailments such as eczema, acne, sores, colds, infections, digestion, adrenal issues, and more. This is a very underrated, delicious, and versatile fruit, and it makes an excellent addition to the garden.


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.


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  • Growing Instructions

    For best results, It’s best to start Sea Buckthorn seeds outdoors either directly or in pots about 1-2 weeks before the first frost; we start them here on the farm in mid October. The soil should be made moist, but not damp. Sow the seeds 1/8 inch below the soil surface. Sprouts will emerge from the soil come next spring. Once germinated, and the first true leaf has formed, it's time to pot up to a larger container that contains a good quality potting soil if planted in a pot. If sown indoors, it is important to cold stratify the seeds for 12 weeks before sowing for best germination results. Transplant to their final location when the nighttime temperatures are consistently 6°C or higher; for us at the farm, this is around early April.

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