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.
German Sea Berry
These valuable varieties are from a breeding program headed by the late breeder Hans-Joachim Albrecht in Berlin. Beginning in 1971, he selected and hybridized these varieties from plants growing in regions around the Baltic Sea. Fruit from these varieties is used for commercial juice production in Germany and the plants are well adapted to continental and coastal climates. These varieties ripen later and the plants are typically more vigorous than our Russian varieties. They can grow 8 to 12 feet in height and their fruit has a higher acid content and makes delicious juice by itself or in a blend with Russian varieties.
A vigorous and very productive variety, Frugana bears abundant crops of early ripeing, juicy and flavorful, bright orange-red berries. These sweet-tart berries make delicious juice and preserves.
(Byantes cv.) This attractive, medium size shrub is prized for its large and very sweet fruit.
Leikora is prized for both its fruit and for its striking fruit-laden branches which are often used in floral displays. Leikora's high quality, large bright orange berries ripen in early September and remain on the plant even after hard frost.
(Habego cv.) We are pleased to be able to introduce this new patented variety to North American growers. Selected by our late friend H.J. Albrecht in Berlin, Orange Energy® is prized for its abundant crops of large, bright orange, flavorful and vitamin rich berries.
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An excellent variety for the home garden, Sirola™ is a hybrid of German and Siberian varieties. An attractive, compact shrub, Sirola™ bears good crops of large, sweet, bright reddish-orange berries. Good for fresh eating and making juice blends with Leikora, Orange Energy® and other more acidic varieties.
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