A sea buckthorn can grow up to a height of six to thirteen feet. It produces berries, which are roughly egg shaped. These fruits are extremely rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants making them very nutritious and healthy for human consumption. The fruits have a tangy acidic type of flavor but are extremely delicious. You can consume the fruit as a whole or drink it in the form of a fruit juice.
The plant can survive extremely low temperatures even up to - 45°F. The unique feature of this plant is the behavior of fruits. Unlike other plants, these fruits do not fall on the ground after they reach the stage of maturity. They cling to the mother plant all their life.
If you are planning to grow these plants, remember that they require adequate water and a nutrient rich soil for proper growth and development. Firstly, prepare the soil well in advance. Prepare it in fall and plant the samplings in spring. A loamy soil with a rich organic matter would be ideal.
Use a spade. Dig holes in such a way that each hole is three feet apart in each column and 13 feet apart in each row. Space the male and female plants equally for increased chances of pollination. Water the soil regularly. When you find growth of saplings, you may apply herbicides for increasing the yield of the plant. Harvest the fruits when they turn orange in color. This is generally around August and September. You can either hand pick the fruits or use a mechanical harvester. Never harvest the entire crop at one go. Place the fruits in a freezer after harvesting.
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