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Sea Buckthorn (Seaberry) vs Jahns Prairie Gooseberry

Hippophae rhamnoides L.

Ribes oxyacanthoides Jahns Prairie

Sea Buckthorn (Seaberry)
Jahns Prairie Gooseberry

Sea Buckthorn (increasingly known as Seaberry) is a shrub that produces attractive berries high in vitamin C.

While we can't confirm claims that the berries are effective in treating various ailments, many people believe consuming the berries helps with arthritis, infections, and asthma, among other things.

Because Sea Buckthorn plants have attractive pale silvery-green leaves, dense branches, and large thorns, people like to grow them in ornamental hedges or as a first row in a shelterbelt.

This species is also known as one of the more salt-tolerant species for those with saline soils.

Very popular with permaculture types who use the nitrogen fixing properties of this plant to benefit other nearby fruits.

Note: these plants typically reach maturity and make their sex easily known (females producing fruit) in their 3rd or 4th year of growth. Our seedlings are too young to identify their sex.

Jahns Prairie Gooseberry produces large, delicious red fruit.

Found in the Red Deer River valley by Dr. Otto Jahn in 1984. This cultivar was found to resist insects and disease, tolerate frost, and produce high quality fruit.

SEA BUCKTHORN (SEABERRY) QUICK FACTS

JAHNS PRAIRIE GOOSEBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: leaves turn yellow
Berries: small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine, even medicines
Berries: red-pink berries (ripe in mid to late July). Dessert berries (high quality); disease resistant
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium

In row spacing: 0.9 - 1.2 m (3 - 4 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)





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