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Sea Buckthorn vs Indigo Treat Haskap

Hippophae rhamnoides l.

Lonicera caerulea Indigo Treat

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Sea Buckthorn
Indigo Treat Haskap

Sea Buckthorn is a nitrogen fixing 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.

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

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.

Indigo Treat has fruit similar in size and firmness to their Tundra variety, making it suitable for commercial production or your home garden.

Indigo Treat, like the Borealis Haskap, does not self-pollinate well. We recommend another variety, such as Honeybee or Berry Blue Honeyberry, be planted at a minimum 1:8 ratio with it to boost fruit production. Many experts suggest the highest Haskap yield comes from fields planted with the most varieties.

Due to stronger interest in newer cultivars, 2015 will be our last year selling Indigo Treat.

SEA BUCKTHORN QUICK FACTS

INDIGO TREAT HASKAP QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine, even medicines
Berries: elongated berries are large, firm and great tasting (sweet tangy)
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: high
Suckering: none

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

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: sallowthorn, sandthorn, seaberry
Other Names: haskap sk 9-91