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.
These valuable varieties are from a breeding program headed by Hans-Joachim Albrecht in Berlin. Beginning in 1971, he selected and hybridized these varieties from plants growing in regions around the Baltic Sea. Fruit from these varieties is used for commercial juice production in Germany and the plants are well adapted to continental and coastal climates.
A vigorous and very productive, upright growing shrub, Frugana bears abundant crops of early ripening, large, flavorful, bright orange-red berries.
This attractive, medium size shrub is prized for its large and very sweet fruit.
Valued for both its fruit and its ornamental value, Leikora bears abundant crops of large, juicy, flavorful, bright orange berries. Leikora berries ripen in late August to early September and the fruit-laden branches can be used as a striking addition to floral displays.
We are very excited to offer this new and exceptional variety from the work of our friend H.J. Albrecht in Berlin. This patented variety is prized for its incredible crops of large, bright orange, flavorful and vitamin-rich berries.
This new hybrid of Siberian and German parents is a great variety for the home garden. Early ripening and attractive, Sirola™ bears abundant crops of bright reddish-orange, large and unusually sweet fruit. Sirola™ is good for fresh eating and makes a tasty juice, especially when mixed with Leikora, Orange Energy® or another more acidic variety.