Very popular in Eastern Europe, Russia and China, Sea Berry is not well known to gardeners in North America. A fine ornamental shrub with graceful, grayish-green foliage, it is particularly striking in late summer when it is covered by abundant, bright orange berries. Tart and flavorful, these nutritious berries are an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and E. They make delicious juice and contain medicinally valuable oil. Sea Berry is happy in most soils, is hardy to 40° F and is not bothered by pests or diseases. It is wind pollinated and a male and female plant are required for fruit production.
Buryatian Sea Berry
These superior varieties are from a research station in the Russian Republic of Buryatia, which is located on the east side of Lake Baikal in central Siberia. Selected for their sweet, high quality fruit and compact growth habit, they are happiest and produce best in dry, cold climates similar to those east of the Cascade Mountains. Gardeners in the Pacific Northwest and other areas with wet winters should plant them in very well drained soils, ideally on raised mounds.
(Zaraya Dabat cv.) One of our favorites, this unique and attractive, compact shrub originated from the breeding program in the Republic of Buryatia, near Lake Baikal. Amber Dawn™ bears heavy crops of large, sweet berries. Good for fresh eating, they also make delicious juice.
(Malish cv.) From the breeding work of our friend Klim Arbakov in Ulan Ude, Russia, this attractive and compact variety features abundant crops of large, sweet berries. These flavorful berries are sweet enough to eat fresh and make excellent juice.
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