[NAFEX] Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.)

lee reich lreich at hvc.rr.com
Sat Mar 4 17:43:44 EST 2006

I grow it and have tasted it. Straight off the bush, it is very tart  
but still has a very good other flavor. I've tasted a drink made from  
it, sent to me by Jim Gilbert of One Green World, and it was  
delicious. Rich flavor, sweet tart (it was, of course, sweetened.)

Lee Reich, PhD

Books by Lee Reich:
Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
A Northeast Gardener's Year
The Pruning Book
Weedless Gardening

On Mar 4, 2006, at 9:02 AM, Jim Fruth wrote:

>     I keep seeing articles about Sea Buckthorn and the latest comes  
> from the
> Ontario Ministry of Agriculture suggesting that farmers plant it.   
> Every
> article I have read about it extols the virtues of the fruit but  
> NOBODY has
> yet said that it tastes good.  Makes me wonder if it tastes awful.   
> Does it
> make a tasty jelly?  Does anyone know?
> -- 
> Jim Fruth
> Brambleberry Farm
> Pequot Lakes, MN
> www.bberryfarm.com
> Jams, Jellies and Syrups
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