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Hippophae rhamnoides, ( Sea Buckthorn ), Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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Hippophae rhamnoides, ( Sea Buckthorn Fruit ), Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.

Hippophae rhamnoides

Sea Buckthorn, Seaberry

In Stock: 55.065 lb (Total:55.065lb)
  • Hippophae rhamnoides

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: can be fall sown without stratification. 

Sea buckthorn, also known as seaberry or Hippophae rhamnoides, is a versatile plant that is native to much of Europe and Asia. It thrives in dry, sandy areas and can tolerate salt in the air and soil. The plant produces small, bright orange fruit that last through winter and are rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamins A, C, and E, flavanoids, and essential fatty acids. Sea buckthorn fruit is eaten raw or cooked and is increasingly used in making fruit juices due to its reputed health benefits. The leaves and flowers of the plant are used in traditional medicine for treating arthritis, gastrointestinal ulcers, and skin rashes caused by infectious diseases, while the berries are used for preventing infections, improving sight, and slowing the aging process. Sea buckthorn is an appealing plant that is much used in Europe and is often found along roads and seashores. Its potential to reduce the incidence of cancer is currently being investigated, and the juice is a component of many vitamin-rich medicaments and cosmetic preparations. This versatile plant is available in both male and female varieties and is a great addition to any garden looking for a hardy, healthful plant that is not only attractive but also easy to grow.

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