Very popular in Eastern Europe, Russia and China, Sea Berry is a new and very valuable plant for North American gardeners. Also known as Sea Buckthorn, Sea Berry is prized for its tasty and healthful fruit, its ability to grow in and improve poor soils and its striking large clusters of bright orange-yellow berries, which cover the branches and can persist well into the fall. Sea Berry fruit is very high in Vitamins C, A and E, and it’s tart juice, when sweetened, makes a delicious drink. The fruit is also unique for its oil content, which is used medicinally and in cosmetics.
Currently, the most active Russian Sea Berry breeding program is being carried out in the Altai Region of Siberia, near Novosibirsk. These varieties are among the best of their selections and grow and produce good crops in dry, cold climates like those east of the Cascade Mountains.
This popular Siberian variety bears abundant crops of flavorful, reddish-orange fruit, which has more than two times the vitamin C of most other varieties and also contains high amounts of vitamins E and A.
A valuable Siberian variety, Radiant™ is prized for its large, juicy and flavorful fruit, which is particularly high in Vitamin C. Radiant™ forms a compact, attractive shrub growing to about 8 ft. in height.
Star of Altai™
An attractive, upright growing variety from southern Siberia, Star of Altai™ bears abundant crops of unusually sweet, large, and tasty, reddish-orange berries.
This Siberian variety is prized for its uniquely sweet, high quality fruit. Sunny's™ bright orange berries are easy to harvest and are delicious eaten fresh as well as used to make juice and preserves.